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.


Suggested Summer Reading Lists


RESEARCH Catalog & Resources


Joining Mr. Jacobson’s Book Club encourages our students to read over the summer. Prior to the vacation, students receive grade-level summer reading list 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 Mr. Jacobson in the book club! The opportunity to share some of the splendid books they read with “Mr. J.” and with each other is truly memorable. The cherry on top is the ice cream social they are treated to after swapping interesting plot points and favorite characters.

Each year, we bring published authors to our school to share their creative processes, books, and experiences as professional writers with our students. In the past, we have hosted such well-known authors as Leslie Margolis, Cornelia Funke and Lionel Wigram, Stuart Gibbs, Michael Buckley, and Pseudonymous Bosch. Their presence always creates a buzz around campus and sparks our students’ interest in reading and writing to boot!

Author, Leslie Margolis

Author, Stuart Gibbs

Author, Pseudonymous Bosch

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.