Library

Shady Hill's library is an essential resource for our students, faculty, and apprentice teachers. The space is designed as one large room with separate areas for reading, storytelling, research, and homework. Our facilities include a collection of more than 25,000 books, subscriptions to numerous magazines, an array of computers for on-line work, and displays of student artwork. The librarians work with students aged four to fourteen to develop an appreciation for books and reading, and a facility with research and scholarship. We invite you to explore the nearby Library Links!

Library Fast Facts

• We have three professional librarians: Ms. Kopple, Ms. Paterson, and Ms. Solomon.

• There are more than 25,000 books in our library.

• In addition to books and magazines, we have an array of computers available for students to do on-line research.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA), awarded our library an AIA/ALA Library Building Award in 2003.

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  • Click here to learn more about our hours, loan period, and volunteering

    Hours: 
    The Shady Hill School Library is open during regular school hours.

    Loan period and Check-out Limits:
    Students are able to check books out of the library beginning in Grade I.

    Grade I: Loan period is one week and check-out limit is five books. Depending on teacher preference, two of these books often stay in the classroom for reading practice. 

    Grade II: Loan period is one week and check-out limit is five books. Depending on teacher preference, two of these books often stay in the classroom for reading practice.

    Grade III and up: Loan period is two weeks and check-out limit is ten books. 

    Volunteering in the Library:
    Volunteers are an integral part of keeping the Shady Hill School Library running smoothly. Volunteer time mainly consists of shelving books in whatever time frame you have available. Some volunteers choose to come in at a set time each week while others stop by to help whenever the opportunity arises. Visit the library or e-mail one of the librarians if you are interested in helping!

Meet the Library Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Jody Kopple 

    Library Director
    617-520-5236
    Earlham College - B.A.
    Antioch College - M.Ed.
    Pratt Institute - M.L.S.
  • Ms. Susanna Paterson 

    Librarian
    Simmons College - M.L.S
    University of Virginia - B.A.
  • Victoria Solomon 

    Librarian
    617-520-5260
    Brandeis University - B.A.
    Simmons College - M.L.S.
617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138