Visitation’s Lower School Library, also known as Cabanne Place, houses more than 7,000 volumes of current, high-quality books. The library’s warm, welcoming environment (including a cozy outdoor reading garden) makes it a popular destination in the Lower School. And, reading is quite popular at Visitation Academy — on average, Viz students check out an average of 99 books per year!
Each class visits the library twice per eight-day cycle. The students check out books, listen to stories, act out puppet shows, learn about literature and genres, and dig deeper into research. As they grow, the girls become internally-motivated, connected, passionate readers and experienced, critical, ethical researchers.
The library supports classroom learning by housing collections of curriculum-related materials to enhance print-rich projects, and classes can use the media center to create, collaborate and share projects. Our full-time, certified librarian is available to classes as they tackle new research, technology, and writing skills.
For students coming to school early, the library is the meeting place to read, use one of the ten iPads, catch up on homework, act out a puppet play, talk with friends or check out a book before class.
Cabanne Place subscribes to databases for eBooks, read alouds, audiobooks, and research materials that can be used at school or at home. The online catalog allows in-school and remote access to the library’s collection. Our webpage is filled with book news, pictures of our students, book trailer videos, and links to all sorts of fun and useful tools.
Families are welcomed to stop by anytime and check out as many books as they would like, giving them a convenient way to bring the reading home.