Library

In today’s interconnected world, with so much information at our fingertips, a certain discernment is required to understand how to efficiently and accurately find and evaluate information – and to do so as good digital citizens – people who are fully conscious of both their digital consumption and their digital footprint.

With a dedicated library and librarian in each division, the Library program addresses these concerns from the earliest grades, guiding students’ digital activities so that they clearly understand safe practices, and collaborating with classroom teachers in age-appropriate ways to instruct students on the ethical use of information and technology.

Additionally, WT students enjoy a relevant and diverse collection of print and digital materials. They receive instruction on proper research methods, and are well-prepared to conduct library-led independent learning. They are encouraged to explore, and in this exploration develop a lifelong love of books across all genres.

The formal Library curriculum spans from Pre-K through twelfth grade. In the Lower School, Library instruction occurs once per cycle for each grade. In the Middle and Upper Schools, the libraries are utilized as an integral part of coursework across all disciplines.

Houston Library
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5
Librarian: Kristen Keller
Phone: 412-578-7526
kellerk@winchesterthurston.org

Lower School North Campus Library
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5
Librarian: Kate Weber
Phone: 412-486-8341
weberk@winchesterthurston.org

Finkel Library
Grades 6 through 8
Librarian: Kira Senedak
Phone: 412-578-7545
senedakk@winchesterthurston.org

Dorrance Library
Grades 9 through 12
Librarian: Madeleine O'Donnell, Director of Library and Information Services
Phone: 412-578-7506
odonnellm@winchesterthurston.or