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Prescott Library

Serving The Wheeler School community.

The Library Mission

The mission of the Prescott Library (named in honor of the 6th Head of School) is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students, faculty, and staff, to take leadership in the academic program, and to ensure that students develop the essential skills needed to navigate the rapidly evolving information landscape of the 21st century.

This mission reflects the value of the teaching library in the intellectual life of the School, and the essential role each Library faculty member contributes in helping students become lifelong readers, enthusiastic learners, and competent researchers who know how to find the information they need and use it well. 

To fulfill this mission, the Library faculty will:

  • Promote reading, provide thoughtful, unbiased suggestions of materials, and encourage intellectual curiosity.
  • Collaborate in the teaching process and develop an information literacy curriculum that is integral to the classroom work of Wheeler faculty.
  • Participate in school-wide and multi-school events that connect students with literature and ideas.

Christine Smith, Library Department Head