Academics

Library & Technology

Academics

Library & Technology


The vibrant library and technology services of The Mary P. Hastings & Ann K. Wegman Library aim to provide our 21st century learners and teachers with resources to deepen their knowledge, broaden their horizons, and view the world from different perspectives. 
 
The AQ library is a learning environment conducive for independent study as well as group collaboration. We encourage reading with a wide variety of current and engaging fiction and non-fiction books, independent class readings, book promotions and displays, and school-wide activities. Students are always welcome to grab a book from our extensive collection to explore a new place or time, new genres, or learn about the world around us. 
 
From October through May, the library's Makerspace encourages students to explore and learn through self-guided creative projects like K'nex, Snap Circuits, Cubelets, and Littlebits, and games such as chess and Wits and Wagers. The Makerspace encourages creative thought, collaboration, innovation and critical thinking. 
 
Additionally, the Aquinas library provides the following resources:

  • 10,000+ print volumes
    • extensive middle and high school fiction collections
  • 9 NOOK readers available
  • 70 desktop computers
  • 2 computer labs
  • LCD player
  • DVD collection for classroom instruction 
  • YouTube and WXXI On Demand
  • Digital cameras
  • Portable scanner
  • 2 overhead projectors
  • Access to dozens of electronic resources including:
    • databases
    • TV media outlets
    • newspapers
    • magazines
  • Online Card Catalog - accessible from home & school that includes access to hundreds of credible educational resources as well as books.
  • Project supplies (construction paper, markers, scissors, etc.)
    • Open Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Open Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Librarian:
Mrs. Julie Melton, x1032
Library Assistant: Mrs. Kim Roberts, x1033
Aquinas Librarian, Julie Melton, is a New York state certified school library media specialist with a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Buffalo. Her past experience includes working as a law firm librarian and paralegal. She uses her extensive research skills and instructional experience to support a culture of learning by connecting students and teachers with a variety of reading and digital literacies.
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