Sacred Heart Schools is the home of two libraries serving students, faculty and staff from preschool to twelfth grade. The librarians seek to promote a life long love of learning and reading through a variety of diverse resources which help to deepen a respect for intellectual values, and to stimulate social awareness and personal growth. Beginning with basic information literacy instruction, the librarians encourage intellectual curiosity and critical thinking which enhance the array of complex skills our students need to live, learn, and work successfully in a global community.
The Stevens Library, for Lower and Middle School students, is located on the new campus behind the Murphy Administration Building. It is often a lively place with weekly scheduled classes for read-aloud /storytelling sessions, lessons in library and research skills, and the selection of books. The librarian works with faculty to complement classroom activities and studies in order to enhance the academic and intellectual opportunities offered to each student. The Stevens Library is open to all students for study, research, homework and pleasure reading before school, during school under teacher direction and librarian availability, and to Middle School students after school.
Lucas Family Library
The Lucas Family Library offers a program of instruction in academic research and information skills that is well integrated into the curriculum for grades 9-12 and is open before and after school. All of the online services are accessible from home using a password. The program emphasizes the development of higher-order thinking skills that aid the process of locating, evaluating, and using information in an academic context. The librarians work closely with teachers to insure that the program is cohesive and consistent, gradually introducing students to resources and skills in a step-by-step process. The broad goals of the program are to foster life-long learning and to prepare the student for the use of a college or university research library.