Library and Media
The SS. Peter and Paul School library serves all of our K-8 students. There are two libraries, the fiction library and the nonfiction library, which is part of the media center.
All students attend library once a week. Kindergarten through third grade students mainly visit the fiction library where they borrow books, read magazines and learn basic library skills. At this age level the focus is on reading for enjoyment. Students in fourth grade through sixth grade visit the fiction library where they borrow books, read magazines and build on their knowledge of library skills. The students begin to visit the nonfiction library / media center as their classroom curriculum starts to introduce basic research projects. The students have access to encyclopedias, nonfiction material and the computers to learn basic research skills. Seventh and eighth grade students spend most of their time in the nonfiction library / media center where the focus is on enhancing their research skills based on their classroom curriculum. The fiction library is always available for the students to visit.
The SS. Peter and Paul School library offers many activities throughout the year to encourage our students to read. Connecticut Loves to Read, Read Across America, DEAR Day, National Library Week, Adopt-a-Lonely Book, and Spring into Reading are just a few.
The school has a large selection of videos and DVDs for classroom resource use. We are continually adding more titles to our collection.