Overview of Viewpoint School's Libraries
Viewpoint School’s libraries provide welcoming, vibrant learning environments that nurture passion for inquiry, inspire creative and critical thinking, and instruct and support teachers and students in the effective and ethical use of information and ideas.
The library collections consist of fiction, nonfiction, reference, audiovisual, and professional teaching resource materials. The libraries also subscribe to online academic databases, daily newspapers, and periodicals in print form.
Viewpoint School is an active member of ISLE (Independent School Library Exchange), a consortium of Southern California independent school libraries, as well as the American Library Association, and the Association of Independent School Librarians.
Benjamin Franklin Library for Grades Kindergarten through Five
The Primary and Lower School Library offers regularly scheduled classes in Kindergarten through Fourth Grades. Fifth Grade is invited to use the library at any time. The classes are designed to foster a love of literacy. Students develop independent library and critical-thinking skills while utilizing a curriculum that integrates with classroom units. Librarians support research projects through carefully selected online databases and outstanding non-fiction. Browsing and independent reading are encouraged, and students may visit the library during breaks and at lunchtime. Our collection of more than 10,000 books is diverse, current, and carefully curated to enhance our children’s reading enjoyment. The library is designed to maximize each student’s reading and research experience, with casual seating areas and workspaces in a technologically rich environment.
Students are free to come to the Library during lunch or recess with teacher permission when no library classes are in session.