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Schechter's three fully-equipped libraries contain more than 18,000 volumes of books for both children and adults in both English and Hebrew. The collection supports the curriculum and offers books on a broad variety of topics, geared to children's interests as well as issues related to child development for parents. The libraries are constantly growing and developing, and include serials, computers, software, and multimedia equipment. An updated Library Selection Policy, guided by our school mission, provides the procedures for our collection development.

Librarians in each of our three libraries provide resources and opportunities for students to develop a love of literature and learn sound research skills, both of which will sustain them throughout their lives. Children at Gan Shelanu are visited weekly by the program's literary specialist and have an opportunity to take out books. Children in grades K-5 have weekly scheduled library classes, which feature the reading and sharing of stories, both fiction and non-fiction. Students in grades 6-8 use the library for research, borrowing books and class learning activities. Classes and resources appeal to the students' needs and interests based on the school's mission and curricular objectives. Librarians collaborate with faculty on an ongoing basis to support the students' learning. For more information, please visit the links below or contact our librarians: Lori Kahn (Aaron Kushner Library) or Kimberly O'Donnell (Jay Orlin Library). 

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Our Libraries:

Gan Shelanu Library | Aaron Kushner Library (Shaller Campus Lower School) | Jay Orlin Library (Shoolman Campus Upper School)

Gan Shelanu
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-630-4535
Shaller Campus - Lower School
Gosman Building
60 Stein Circle, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-964-7765 F: 617-964-8693
Shoolman Campus – Upper School
Marcus Building
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-928-9100 F: 617-928-9108

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