Lower School Library
At the very heart of the Battle Ground Academy Lower School, the library strives to arouse in students a lasting appreciation of literature and a lifelong joy of reading. Toward this end, the library houses an expanding collection of both print and digital resources to inspire children to explore the world of books. The library plays a central role in developing the information, media, and technology literacies necessary to locate, evaluate, analyze, and communicate information in a variety of formats. The library program supports the Lower School’s curriculum while preparing students for the academic demands of middle school.
Sara Williams serves as our Library Media Specialist. She graduated with a Specialist in Education degree in Elementary Education from Tennessee Technological University and currently holds Library Media Certification. Sara is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for books with children.
Lower School Library Hours
The library is open daily from 7:30am to 3:30pm except on Tuesdays because of late start. Students who arrive at school early may get a library pass from the teacher on duty and come to the library to check out a book or read quietly.
Middle School Library
The Middle School Library is designed to ignite the curiosities and support the academic growth of our students. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every school day except on late-start days when it opens at 8:30 a.m. With approximately 10,000 books, DVDs, eBooks, and periodicals, and online databases, the collection is tailored to provide quality, age-appropriate informational and recreational resources.
The Middle School librarian provides instruction on information literacy skills including research, website and resource evaluation, locating sources, and citations. The library provides a variety of programs throughout the year to promote a lifelong love of literacy including book clubs, reading programs, a book swap and our annual Book Fair.
Middle School Library Hours
The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every school day except on late-start days when it opens at 8:30 a.m. Students have access to the library throughout the day to read, study, and research.
Upper School Library
The Upper School Library is located in the Armistead Building adjacent to the Upper School turnaround. The Library serves the students, faculty and staff, and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every school day except on late-opening days when it opens at 8:15 a.m. Students may come to the library throughout the day to read, study, do homework, research, and collaborate in small groups. The Library maintains and develops the circulating and non-circulating (reference and reserve) print collection, educational eBooks, DVDs, and online databases and information sources.
Upper School Library Hours
The Library serves the students, faculty and staff, and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every school day except on late-opening days when it opens at 8:15 a.m.