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WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY!

Mission: “To help our students become active and effective users of ideas and information, promote a lifelong love of reading and learning, and to provide materials that support the academic goals of Central Private School.”

The library contains thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles to use for school projects or for the joy of reading. We subscribe to several library databases and provide links to important state resources. Our e-book collection includes classic literature and contemporary non-fiction titles to support student learning.

The library is open during school hours for students to read or borrow materials, conduct research, take Accelerated Reader tests, or enjoy the Makerspace.

LIBRARY CLUB

Library club members play an important role in promoting the love of reading at Central Private School. They actively participate in library displays, book recommendations, and other outreach activities.

Members of the library club are eligible to attend the annual Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association (LTLA) convention dedicated to “Reading, Knowledge, and Service.” There students meet other library and media club members from throughout the state to compete in categories such as T-shirt design, dance, creative writing, and scrapbook presentations. LTLA also offers leadership opportunities for students wishing to serve at the state level.

The library club meets once a month on Club Day.

MAKERSPACE

The goal of the CPS school makerspace is to enhance the learning environment in support of contemporary educational standards. In the makerspace corner, students are free to learn and discover through high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech activities.

Low-Tech and No-Tech: The makerspace features at least one low-tech or no-tech project per month. Activities range from creating origami art to crafting tetrahedral kites or black out poetry.

High Tech: Want to learn the basics of electronics, coding, or programming? Come play with an education starter kit or join a librarian-led lesson on Scratch or Kudo Game Lab to create animations and games.

Projects are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited for all activities. See the librarian for training times and opportunities.

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