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Instilling a Love of Reading

The primary mission of the Kent School Library is to implement, enrich and support the total education program of the school and to encourage reading as a leisure time activity. Kent School's mission encourages children to be resourceful and independent. The children learn to use the library for both information retrieval and personal book selection. The library is the foundation for our community, where the literary arts are treasured, revered, and very much alive.

Lower School students attend weekly library classes. During these classes, books are read aloud, library skills are taught, and students engage in creative writing activities. Student-created writing is then “self-published” and available for other students to check-out of the Library. In addition, students are able to visit the library throughout the school day to exchange books, and to do research with their classroom teachers. In lower school, books are borrowed for a two-week period.