Come read with us!

Our beloved library is one of the central features of Laurence School. The well-rounded collection inspires our students to develop an appreciation of books, while at the same time, our databases and digital literacy skills encourage them to explore beyond the library’s four walls. Our library program strives to nurture students’ love of reading, and inspire them to become life-long learners of the world around them.

Students attend library classes once a week and whenever a special project requires more time. During classes, the children have the opportunity to check out books, listen to stories, participate in research lessons, and create art projects associated with literature.


RESEARCH Catalog & Resources

Summer Reading SUGGESTIONS

Summertime is a great time to kick back and take it easy with a good book. We have put together a list of grade-level summer reading suggestions from students and librarians for some good summer reading. Click here for more information!



Each year, we bring published authors to our school to share their books, creative processes, and experiences as professional writers with our students. Throughout the years, we have hosted such well-known authors and illustrators as Bryan Collier, Rafael López, Christian Robinson, Javaka Steptoe, Leslie Margolis, Cornelia Funke, Lionel Wigram, Stuart Gibbs, Michael Buckley, and Pseudonymous Bosch. 

Author, Leslie Margolis

Author, Stuart Gibbs

Author, Pseudonymous Bosch


Mrs. Wolke is continuing the tradition of Mr. Jacobson’s Book Club, which encourages students to read over the summer. Prior to the vacation, students receive grade-level summer reading suggestions. Over the break, they are encouraged to enjoy books from the lists and beyond! When the children return to school in the fall, those who have opted to read for pleasure are invited to join Mrs. Wolke in the book club! The cherry on top is the sweet treat they enjoy after sharing their favorite books.

Birthday Book

The Laurence Library Birthday Book Program is a fantastic way to celebrate your child’s birthday in a meaningful way and help our library collection grow. Click here to fill out the form for your child's birthday book.