8:00 am - 4:00 pm, weekdays during the academic year
Starting with preschool, students are guided in selecting books to check out during weekly scheduled library times, during free times or before or after school. Library classes are an instructional time for students to learn skills to support their research, explore various genres of literature and work on shared projects around themes. Students may come to the Library at any time between class visits to exchange books for new selections.
Gift Book Program
Gift books are a meaningful way to recognize special occasions in your child's life and offer significant support to the Library. These are most frequently given at the time of a birthday but also may be given in honor of a teacher or a meaningful event in the life of your child. Contact the library for more details.
Each year under the management of Hawken Parent Association a book fair is held to support the Visiting Author Fund. Money raised goes directly to sponsoring an author’s day long visit to campus. Author’s share, through discussion and presentation their writing/reading experiences with students. Students in grades K-8 participate in the program. Through the Visiting Author program Hawken has hosted such notable writers and illustrators as Rosemary Wells, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Sharon Draper and Patricia Polacco.
GATES MILLS LIBRARY
7:30 am - 4:30 pm, weekdays during the academic year
Centrally located between the Tech Help Center, The Writing Center, and the Learning Center, the Learning Commons is a place for group collaboration, quite study, relaxing, and discovering resources that empower students to meet their research goals. The librarian is happy to offer research assistance whenever requested. You can set up an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by stopping by the commons anytime for help.
By using this catalog link
, students can search for items in the Hawken Upper School Library through InfoOHio.
Gates Mills Library Resources
The library home page
contains over 50 course specific Libguides which contain targeted research materials appropriate to each class. There are also databases from Gale, JSTORE, and InfOhio on a variety of subjects.
Please refer to the Acceptable Use Policy in The Student/Parent Handbook for rules governing computer use in the library.