Academics

Curtis Library

The Curtis Library is a key resource that supports each child's academic growth and individual interests while helping our students acquire the skills they will need in order to meet the challenges of a fast-changing world.
From the inviting reading patio and entryway to the technologically advanced Maker Space, the library provides space that supports student learning, fosters a lifelong love of reading, develops essential research and information processing skills, and provides guidance from trained information specialists.

The library houses an extensive array of print resources that have been carefully selected to support the Curtis School curriculum as well as to nurture an appreciation for and love of literature. Through a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library, the Upper Elementary division has access to a vast store of information via databases, ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital media.

The Curtis Library program offers a wide range of activities and learning experiences for students. From the Caldecott Art Project to Design Challenges to Book Club, every experience is carefully planned to cultivate literacy skills and a love of reading and establish a strong foundation of crucial 21st century information gathering and processing skills.

Libraries around the world are evolving and adapting to the technological advances that are shaping society. The Curtis Library is a key resource that supports each child's academic growth and individual interests while helping our students acquire the skills they will need in order to meet the challenges of a fast-changing world.

Librarians

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Amy Wiggins

    Mrs. Amy Wiggins 

    Library and Digital Media Specialist
    (310) 889-3791
  • Photo of Karen Nguyen

    Ms. Karen Nguyen 

    Associate Library and Media Specialist
    (310) 889-3790

Library Hours

7:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Maker Days

"Maker Days," inspired by the TV Show Making It, take place in the Maker Space each month and are a big favorite, especially of our Lower Elementary students. Upper Elementary students can be found there working on a variety of curriculum-focused projects as well. Parent volunteers are invited to join the librarians in assisting students with making a craft or activity during "Maker Days" each month. 

Author Days - January 2019

Award-winning author and illustrator Nathan Hale will visit in January. Mr. Hale has a background in scientific and natural history illustration. His graphic novels are true historical stories about events such as the Revolutionary War. His presentations combine drawing and storytelling, making for a fun, captivating, and educational experience. We are looking forward to having him visit Curtis and share his stories with all of our students! 
 

Author Days - September 2018


At the beginning of the new school year, the Library kicked off Author Days with a visit from Ganit and Adir Levy, authors of "What Should Danny Do?: The Power to Choose." This book about making good choices helped set the stage for our students as they embark on the school year.