Author and artist Carson Ellis visited the lower school to read her new book Du Iz Tak? to first and second graders - the first group of students she has read the book to!
There are two libraries in the Latin School of Chicago, the Mabel Slade Vickery Library in the lower school and the Regenstein Library, which serves the middle and upper schools.
A "Pop-up" Library in the middle school also provides students with materials access and programming. Our libraries are at the heart of many instructional, research, and social activities in the school, and host author visits, reading challenges, and other literacy-related events for the community. Students and faculty also have access to a host of digital books, periodicals and research collections.
In the middle and upper schools, the library also serves as a valuable study space. There are small group conference rooms as well as a middle school fiction reading area surrounded by shelves of young adult novels for middle school students who use the library during study halls.
On October 13th, the US Library presents Shark-Tank-winning Chicago start-up company LuminAid to speak at the Upper School Assembly about their company, winning an offer from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, their path into technology/maker entrepreneurship, and efforts with world aid.
Afterward, LuminAid will be available for a Q&A session at the US/MS Library from 10:20am to 11am.
Poem In Your Pocket Day is April 21! Anyone can celebrate by picking a beloved poem, carrying a copy of it with you, and sharing it with others throughout the day. We'll have our traditional "Pail o' Poetry" in the LS Library if anybody needs inspiration or doesn't want to copy a poem on their own.We also invite all children and families to celebrate Día this month. Participants will read and share a reflection about a "window book" with our community. (Different for each individual, a "window book" is defined as a book that encourages readers to look outside themselves to better understand and appreciate a culture, identity, or experience different from their own.) Starting the week of April 18, children can pick up a window template from the LS Library. The template will allow participants to share their reading experience through writing or drawing. All contributions will be shared with the wider LS community, and participants who turn in a completed template by May 6 will receive a special prize (spoiler alert: it is a free paperback book).
Thanks for your participation!
Director of Library Services
Lower School Librarian
Lower School Librarian
Middle School Librarian
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