Welcome back to a brand new school year!

My name is Mrs.Lisa Wiederkehr and I am thrilled to be the new Campus Librarian at St. Benedict Preparatory School. 

I can't wait to get to know all of you and share my love of books and reading! I have been planning all sorts of exciting things to do to make our Library an amazing place to imagine and learn. Our library will continue to be a space that is a warm and welcoming place to be ourselves and follow our dreams and passions!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome I have received and I look forward to an amazing year full of possibilities!  Mrs. Wiederkehr

Collection

The St. Benedict Preparatory School Libraries own over 5,000 items, including reference books, nonfiction, fiction, and magazines. We subscribe to four databases: Student Resources in Context, Biography in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and Science in Context.  We also have First Search as an available resource.  Books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification system.  We also have a searchable catalog to locate books.

Circulation

Grades K-5:

Books circulate for one week at a time and may be renewed as needed. For every week that a book is late, excluding weekends and holidays, students will be fined 10 cents. If a book is lost, the student must refund the library the full cost of the book. All overdue fees and lost books fees must be paid in full by the end of the school year for the student to get a final report card.

Grades 6-12:

Books circulate for three weeks at a time and may be renewed as needed. For every day that a book is late, excluding weekends and holidays, students will be fined 10 cents. If a book is lost, the student must refund the library the full cost of the book. All overdue fees and lost books fees must be paid in full by the end of the school year for the student to get a final report card, official transcript or diploma. Reference books may not be checked out.

Magazines may be checked out for a period of one week and renewed as needed. Fees are the same as for books.

Library Mission

·    To function as an integral part of the elementary an secondary schools by providing resources, services, and programs to meet the information needs of the student and teacher population.

·    To provide instructional programs to introduce students to library services, resources, and facilities, and to help them develop the skills necessary for effective library use.

·    To develop and maintain a general and current collection responsive to curricular needs and individual student interest.

·    To provide reference services that respond to the information needs of the student and faculty population.

·    To provide a comfortable and attractive physical environment conducive to optimal use of space and resources.

Book Clubs

For interested students, we have the "Booked for Recess" (grades 1-2) and the "Hooked on Books" (grades 3-5) clubs, as well as club meeting dates for students in grades 6-12.

Secondary Library Hours

Monday 12:00-12:45 / Wednesday 11:30-12:00 / Thursday 11:30-12:00

After School Hours:  Tuesday 2:30-4:00

Library Contact Information

Lisa Wiederkehr, Librarian - lwiederkehr@stbenedict.com

Julie Fox, Secondary Library Assistant - jfox@stbenedict.com