The goal of the NCCS libraries is to foster a love of reading and to provide the tools necessary for independent learning.
The Lower School Library serves as a resource for all members of the Beginners through the fourth grade community. The purpose of the library program is to develop an appreciation of literature and to support the curriculum. Students visit the library each week individually and in groups. They learn about books of interest, the organization of the library, and how to use the resources of print and electronic media. Students borrow books for recreational and assigned reading.
The John-Christophe Schlesinger Library serves both the Middle and Upper Schools, and truly is the hub of NCCS. There are weekly library classes for fifth and sixth grades, and all students in grades five through ninth grade use the library’s vast print and non-print resources, including databases and e-books, for research. The library integrates technology and books by having computers available throughout the library and in an adjacent Media Lab. In support of fostering a love of reading, there is a cozy reading room where students can relax with a good book.
You can support Horizons with your summer reading purchase. Do you shop on Amazon? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Horizons at NCCS every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Horizons at NCCS. The following link will bring you to the fundraising side of the Amazon site and will capture New Canaan Country School (Horizons) as your charitable organization of choice: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0646765. Please note that since we share the 501(c)(3) of New Canaan Country School, the link will come up as NCCS that you are supporting; however, Horizons will be receiving all proceeds received via AmazonSmile.