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Library Media Center

"All students can learn through engagement with school libraries. School libraries play a transformative role in the lives of students - not only by helping them develop intellectually, as measured by standardized test scores - but by encouraging students' intellectual, social and cultural development." ~School Library Journal

Library Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 2:15 pm

7:30 am - 12:48 pm

Circulation Desk 860-231-5000 ext. 6279 Help

After School Support

The Homework Center is in the library after school for independent work. This is a place to quietly get homework or long-term projects done, and then head to an extracurricular activity to take the late bus home. 

The Homework Center is open from 2:15-3:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 12:48-2:45 on Wednesdays. 

Late busses are provided at 4:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and at 3:00pm on Wednesdays. 

The Library Media program supports and promotes the instructional goals of the West Hartford Public Schools by meeting the information needs of students and staff. To address these needs, the library media program provides instruction, services, and resources to prepare students for the demands of an information-rich society. Three essential components comprise the framework for effective library media programs:  learning and teaching, information access and delivery, and program administration. Conard High School's library media program creates a foundation for lifelong learning by providing:

  • Instruction and learning experiences which encourage students and staff to become discriminating users of information through instruction

  • A range of curriculum-based resources in a variety of formats: books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, and subscription databases

  • Leadership and assistance to staff in integrating information technology with classroom curriculum

  • Books that support the curriculum in a variety of reading levels

  • Magazines and books that appeal to student interest

  • Information technology which enhances communication, presentation and research skills

  • Guidelines for responsible use of information technology

  • Facilities which include areas for reading, viewing, listening, research and instruction

  • An information center which provides opportunities for students to collaborate and make connections across the curriculum

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