8:00 am - 4:00 pm, weekdays during the academic year
Starting with preschool, students are encouraged to check out books during scheduled library times, during free times or before or after school. Students in grades PS - 1 may check out one book per visit, students in grades 2 - 3 may check out two books and students in grades 4 - 8 may use discretion in determining how many materials they can complete during a two week period. 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 parent volunteers, two books sales are held, one at Border's during November and the Scholastic Book Sale in the Library during February. Proceeds of these sales go directly to the Visiting Author Fund. Through the Visiting Author program Hawken has hosted such notable writers and illustrators as Steven Kellogg, James Ransome, Karen Hesse, Gail Carson Levine, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Joseph Bruchac and Nikki Grimes.
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.