Hammett ory Library
As a learning hub, the Hammett Ory Library program nurtures life-long intellectual curiosity and love of story. Our resources, teaching, and support extend beyond the library walls so the entire community can have equitable access to finding, evaluating and using information for their educational, informational and recreational needs.
The curriculum is designed to foster empathic problem solving by using authentic, project-based research skills and explorations of multiple identities in literature. In a stimulating, risk-taking, collaborative environment students develop into critical thinkers, multimedia content creators, and avid readers.
The job of helping students become responsible and respectful users of a rapidly ever-evolving world of digital access and content is a community endeavor. We encourage you to have conversations with your sons about the rights and responsibilities that such tools offer.
All members of our community can access our audio, e-book, and print collections, online subscription databases, summer reading lists, and a host of other resources by visiting our virtual library. Many of these materials can be accessed and used on any mobile device. A number of Kindle Fires are available for checkouts for a limited time for those needing such a device
Guidelines & Policies
It is library policy to make resources accessible to the community in an equitable manner. Therefore, books circulate for three weeks and can be renewed unless requested by another patron. As a general reminder, overdue notices are sent out three times a year. (November, February, and May). While there are no fines for overdue items, replacement costs will be levied for lost or damaged materials at the end of each school year. The Business Office will bill them to students’ home addresses.
The job of helping students become responsible and respectful users of a rapidly ever-evolving world of digital access and content is a community endeavor. We encourage you to have conversations with your sons about the rights and responsibilities that such tools offer. Fenn will offer periodic parent educational events around digital citizenships, and the pros and cons of particular apps or web 2.0 programs. In addition, please feel free to stop by the library if you’d like some advice.
The work of the Hammett Ory Library is supported by a committed group of parent volunteers. The opportunities are as varied and as numerous as our collection. For more information check out the Parent Association (PA) volunteer page.
At Fenn, we believe the most important thing about summer reading is that it happens!
Click on this link to find a variety of titles and sources intended to generate excitement about books and reading. In this summer of limited physical travel, recommendations are grouped into physical, imaginary, and metaphorical places. There are also peer recommendations from 4th and 8th graders, lists of divisional favorites, recommended podcasts, and even a playlist of travel-related songs. Take a stroll through the reading page and make an itinerary for your summer travels! Click here!
Also provided are Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) reads and resources; access these recommendations here.