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The mission of the Library is to encourage academic excellence by providing service and instruction to the school community that is guided ...

 

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Summer Reading and Enrichment
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Summer Reading and Enrichment

The 2020 Summer Reading and Enrichment pages can be found here. Under the Summer Reading List tab you will find over 50 recommendations from SAS faculty with descriptions of the books as well as direct links to Amazon for easy ordering.   From those selections you are to choose one book. The books that have been chosen for required reading, The Poet X and Homegoing will be mailed to you shortly. Both books have been selected for multiple awards and we are so fortunate to have both authors, Elizabeth Acevedo and Yaa Gyasi visiting campus next year.

 
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Welcome Back!
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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to Campus!

While the librarians continue to work remotely, here are a few things you need to know:

We are available to assist you in every way. The online chat service you can access from the library's main webpage at all times (if we don't respond immediately, please leave a message) email library@standrews-de.org, or contact us to set up a zoom meeting. Please know that while you don't physically see us, we are here for you.

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What's on Display in the MCR?
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What's on Display in the MCR?

When you walk through the Main Common Room (MCR) these days you might notice a slight change in the décor.

What once was the home of A. Felix duPont’s (the School’s founder) antique gun collection, are now beautifully crafted bookshelves.

Mr. duPont’s gun collection was donated to the School by his wife shortly after his death in 1948. Cases were built and installed in the Main Common Room where his collection was on display until their recent removal. Students as well as the adult community would often comment on the oddity of storing guns in a school setting. The guns have been removed and donated to the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, DE. Hagley houses a huge amount of the duPont family’s effects and it seemed only natural and fitting for his collection to be sent there for preservation.

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Off Campus Access
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Off Campus Access

For off-campus access of any subscription resource (i.e. paid-for databases), you'll be prompted to login first to OpenAthens. Your username is your "firstname.lastname" (for example john.smith); please contact us for the password, or if you have questions.

 

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