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Preprimary students visit the library and hear stories, look at books and learn that the library is a place to enjoy good literature and to learn new and interesting things. Kindergarten students learn how to navigate the stacks and find books that interest them and are introduced to other audio-visual and technological resources. Students continue to enjoy our rich collection of literature throughout their elementary years, discovering authors, experiencing a variety of genres and reading for enjoyment.

Students at every level work on a variety of projects in all subject areas of the curriculum. To prepare for these activities, they look at print and non-print media and use online databases and search engines to obtain information. Students learn how to evaluate the information for accuracy, currency, and authority. They also learn about copyright and intellectual property issues. Beginning in third grade, students learn to use reference materials in our own library and research techniques for on-line resources. The library and classrooms are connected to the Internet via a wireless network that allows students to expand their information gathering and develop questions worthy of extensive investigation. The Internet also encourages students to join a broader community of learners as they connect with experts in various fields or join collaborative on-line projects.

Mastering research skills is a lifelong endeavor. Those who continue to hone these skills can retrieve their desired information efficiently. Students learn how to look for information in nonfiction documents, as well as how to use tables of contents (navigation menus), indexes, sidebars, information boxes, images and captions, and videos to find desired information. Mastering research skills is a lifelong endeavor. Over the course of their years at Ancona, students regularly add tools and tips to their research skills toolbox.
The Library is an integral part of the program at every level of the school.

Students at every level work on a variety of projects in all subject areas of the curriculum.

Mastering research skills is a lifelong endeavor. Those who continue to hone these skills can retrieve their desired information efficiently.
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