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Glenholme's New Library and Media Center

(Washington, CT)

New LibraryIt is believed that the Internet can provide all the answers. Truth is, the library can serve as the central search engine for our children today. This is the main focus behind Glenholme's current construction of a new library and media center on campus.

Since its inception by Helena T. Devereux, The Devereux Glenholme School has nurtured the love of reading and the pursuit of knowledge. A collection of books and resources in residential cottages, classrooms and activity rooms have provided Glenholme students access to information and opportunities to learn. Trips to the Gunn Memorial Library, in the town of Washington, have granted students a comfortable environment where additional learning can be fostered. Transportation and accessibility became difficult at times and this supported our dream to have an on-grounds library.

In July 2002, the Zoning Commission approved the 1,500-foot expansion of Glenholme's current school building to include a new library. The addition will join two existing rooms to include a computer lab and technology room. The library and its media center will serve as gateway to strengthening the ability of students to think, interpret, and connect with others and the world. The Education Director, Sharon Murphy states, "The Education faculty is extremely excited to have a library for the students where they have easy access both during and after school. The collection of resources will help to encourage their love of reading and discovery. Our students will do more research, adapt additional study skills and hold a new perception of learning that will aid them in the future."

The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) accredits Glenholme's educational program through the tenth grade. Devereux Glenholme is currently pursuing accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) which will permit Glenholme to grant graduating seniors with diplomas recognized by the Connecticut Board of Education. The establishment of an on-grounds library will aid in the NEASC accreditation process and will continue to serve as a lifelong learning tradition at Glenholme.



Provided by: Devereux Glenholme (Connecticut)

For more information, contact
Nicole Groody (860) 868-7377

 

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