The Green Fields Dowling Library beats as the heart of the school. Its stained glass doorway, imagined and created by a Green Fields Family, ushers in all students K-12. It is in the library that small group learning takes shape in many forms. College banners line the inside and speak of the diverse journeys graduates embark on after Green Fields. The sound of the birds and the fountain can be heard filling the library on a beautiful day.
Dowling Library brings all of the parts of the school community together.
Our library is woven into the curriculum of teachers across campus. Lower School students visit the library every week and engage in spirited story telling with our librarian as well as begin to learn the organization of a library through the Dewey Decimal System. Middle School student continue their library education with an introduction to research methods and databases. Computers in the library are available to all classes.
These are just some example of the magic that happens everyday in our library:
- 1st and 2nd grade students read to each other while waiting to check out their books.
- Study hall seniors choose to come in early for 1st period and work together rather than sleep in.
- Teachers with their classes work on research, both electronic and print, to do an online class project.
- Students gathered in the seating area near the periodicals and college posters.
- NHS/NJHS receptions honoring our students.
- The Annual Scholastic Book Sale on Grandparents' Day and the celebration of books and reading.
- The museum case with student art work displayed. Right now it houses the puppets from the 2nd grade play.
- Seasonal displays of books about holidays and other celebrations throughout the year including materials for Lower, Middle and Upper School students.