Libraries

Tatnall's three libraries are a vital part of the student experience. In addition to serving as important instructional and study centers, the libraries help to foster a lifelong love of reading and provide our students with the tools and technological resources needed to navigate our information-driven world.

The Conner Library  – Early Childhood

The Conner Library plays an important role in the life of Tatnall's Early Childhood Division. The libraries collection of fiction and nonfiction books not only support but enhance, the Early Childhood curriculum and encourage an early love of reading, as well as an interest in a wide variety of topics.

Students visit the Early Childhood's automated 2,000 volume age-appropriate library once a week. In listening to stories, reading, checking out books and making library-related crafts, each child has countless opportunities to develop a passion for reading that will last a lifetime. 

The Sedgely Library  – Lower School

The Sedgely Library serves Tatnall's Lower School students, faculty, and parents. Students regularly visit the library with their classes and are encouraged to drop in during the day to exchange books. The age-appropriate collection includes approximately 11,000 volumes appealing to eager young readers for both pleasure reading and research.

The library catalog is also fully automated. The library's networked computers allow students to search the catalog and complete supervised web searches for classroom and library research projects.  Database access is provided through the University of Delaware with both on-campus and remote access.

The Ederic Library – Middle & Upper School

The Ederic Library supports the curriculum of Tatnall's Middle and Upper Schools and focuses on providing information on literacy instruction, teaching research skills with content area specialists, promoting reading for pleasure and encouraging lifelong learning. 

The Ederic Library is staffed by a full time librarian who oversees the collection and the facility. There are 17 networked Apple computers distributed throughout the main floor of the library. There are also 4 private rooms available for individual study, small group work, or meetings. Three of these rooms were recently updated with new furniture, a flat screen television that connects to a laptop computer for student collaboration, large whiteboards, and soundproof panels. In addition to the collection of over 10,000 books, DVDs, reference materials and periodicals, the library also hosts numerous databases for academic research. 



Did You Know?

  • The Ederic Library serves more than 500 students and faculty in the Middle and Upper Schools.
  • The Sedgely Library has more than 14,000 books for Lower School students and subscribes to American Girl, Sports Illustrated Kids, Cobbleston, Ranger Rick, Odyssey and other periodicals.
  • The Conner Library contains more than 2,500 books, and Early Childhood students visit the library each week to check out books.
  • The Ederic Library contains close to 10,000 items, including books, DVDs, digital cameras and tripods, and subscribes to 35 different periodicals. 
  • The Ederic Library also has a green screen, which students in the Lower, Middle and Upper School divisions use to create video and design projects. 

Lessons for Lasting Learning

In the Sedgely Library, our Lower School students have had the opportunity to particpate in a number of interative, hands-on and research-driven projects. From creating their own websites to prepapring "live" weather broadcasts, the lessons taking place in the Sedgely Library enable students to take an active role in their learning.