W Welcome to Archimedean Schools Library! Our school library, the Bibliothiki, started circulating books on November 3, 2010, and parent volunteers provide 100% of all services. These volunteers have worked hard to provide books that your children can enjoy and borrow. We have picture books, chapter books, fiction books, biographies, and a fantastic selection of non-fiction books. We even have a small resource center for teachers and those students studying to take the SAT, AP exam, etc. and a small collection of magazines in our reference area.
If you wish your child to take advantage of the services we offer in the school library, please be sure to fill out and sign the Parent Authorization form and to return it to your child’s homeroom teacher. These forms will be given out to students at the beginning of the school year but will also be available in the Bibliothiki during the year. Without this form, students will only be able to use the reference materials and/or read the books in the Bibliothiki. Elementary students are allowed to borrow one book at a time while Middle and High school students may borrow two books at a time.
Also, keep in mind that you can check out our library collection from the comfort of your home. To view our collection, go to the school website under School Operations and click on the tab marked Bibliothiki Library Catalog.
When you’re on school grounds, stop by and visit the Bibliothiki. Library volunteers are always happy to talk to parents and students. Circulation hours will be posted on the doors of the Bibliothiki. We think you will appreciate all the hard work the library volunteers have done on behalf of your students.
Our goal is to continue to evaluate our current collection, keep cataloging the remaining books on hand, increase circulation each year, and to determine how we can best serve the school community in future years. Last year the Bibliothiki sponsored the Read Across America event honoring Dr. Seuss. Kindergarten and 1st Grade enjoyed it tremendously. We are hoping to make this event a tradition here at Archimedean.
Archimedean is blessed with having parents who are always looking to donate books to the library. However, we are already running out of space in the bookcases. If you wish to donate to the library, check the Wish List posted inside the Bibliothiki and then contact Mrs. Lowe to make arrangements for receipt of the donated items. Should you wish to make a monetary donation to the Bibliothiki instead, please take it to Cynthia in the front office.