The goal of the library at Beacon is to foster a love of reading and impart the skills of information literacy. Therefore, the Beacon library is accessible to students all day, every day rather than reserved for a special class visit. The library is housed in age-appropriate collections near the classrooms. A rotating collection of books in each classroom, relevant to the material being taught, supplements the library. Electronic media that are age appropriate are available in the classrooms and computer labs.
Birthday Book Program
Families are invited to commemorate birthdays by providing a book for our library. Birthday books are a meaningful tradition that enriches our library’s collection. The book is personalized with a bookplate inscribed with the name of the student being honored.
There are two ways to donate a book for this program:
- Purchase a book from your favorite bookseller and submit it as a Birthday Book donation to the Advancement Office. We will affix the commemorative bookplate and log it into the library.
- Or you may send the Advancement Office a check for $30, payable to Beacon Day School. We will purchase the book on your behalf.
To select a book, please see your child’s teacher(s) for recommendations.
The Beacon Family Association organizes annual at-school and off-site book fairs and author visits with Books Inc., a local bookseller.