Gino D’Agostini Library
Students in our lower school have access to the 800-square-foot Gino D’Agostini Library, which holds thousands of printed books available for checkout, as well as dozens of periodicals and numerous subscription-based e-resources. Lower school students also utilize the MEL Rides partnership giving access to resources from libraries across the state of Michigan.
Pre-K to 5th grade students attend library class twice over an eight-day special class rotation. Library curriculum is based on the American Association of School Library Standards for the 21st Century Learner, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, English and Language Arts Common Core Standards, and the school’s Marist and Archdiocese of Detroit teachings. Lessons include reading comprehension, phonics, fluency, poetry, recognizing different reading genres, research skills, plagiarism, creating citations, MLA formatting and the Catholic identity.
The lower school library space includes:
- collaborative workspaces and furniture offering a flexible learning environment
- an interactive building block Lego wall
- engaging seasonal book displays
- Apple technology
The library is staffed by a full-time qualified librarian and is open from 7:15 a.m. and closes at 3:15 p.m.