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
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 2:15 pm
7:00 am - 12:48 pm
Circulation Desk 860-231-5000 ext. 6279 Help
After School Support
The library is open 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 or take the late bus home.
The Library is open after school from 2:15-3:45 Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday, and from 12:48-2:45 on Wednesdays.
Late buses are provided at 4:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and at 3:00 pm 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