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Libraries

The Library Mission
The Levine Academy Library program is intended to promote the development of collections and services that support the goals of the school. The library exists to provide a diverse collection of library materials and services that will meet the educational, curricular, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of the school. The library supports both General and Jewish Studies of the Levine Academy curriculum.

The Library Goals
The following goals are based upon the principle that information problem solving crosses all subject areas and is a life skill that everyone must acquire in order to be an independent learner.

  • To provide resources, services, and instruction to assist students in becoming critical thinkers in the pursuit and use of ideas and information.
  • To develop diverse collections of information resources that support and enrich curricula, provide a wide range of viewpoints reflective of the entire school population, and encourage students and staff to pursue personal interests.
  • To foster a lifetime love of reading, literature appreciation, and pursuit of knowledge in its many forms and media.
  • To strengthen student achievement in information literacy, independent learning, and socially responsible use of information and information technology.
  • To encourage and promote the study of Judaism.
  • To provide all students and staff members with timely access to information and materials.
  • To establish regular, unstructured opportunities for all students to visit the library to pursue an activity of their choosing in whatever media best suited to their interest and at whatever pace best suited to their ability.
  • To establish a stimulating environment that encourages a desire to read and learn.
  • To maintain a convenient, comfortable, and aesthetically inviting facility for all users.