Curtis Library

The Curtis Library is a key resource that supports each student's academic and personal growth. The library provides a space that supports student learning, fosters a lifelong love of reading, and develops essential research and information-processing skills.

The library's collection offers an extensive array of print and electronic resources that have been carefully selected to support the Curtis School curriculum as well as to nurture an appreciation and love of literature. The Curtis Library program offers a wide range of activities and learning experiences that are carefully planned to cultivate literacy skills and establish a strong foundation of crucial 21st-century information gathering and processing skills.

Library Curriculum

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  • Lower Elementary Library

    The library curriculum seeks to support and extend the language arts, social studies, and science skills that are being taught in the classroom. Responses to literature may include art, math, science, and creative writing activities. A wide variety of literary genres and cultures are represented in the books used for story time. The library program encourages independent reading through book talks, provides individual help with book selection, and promotes the idea that reading is fun as well as valuable.
  • Upper Elementary Library

    The library curriculum for Grades 3 through 6 is designed by the library media teacher in collaboration with the classroom teachers to ensure that students have the research skills necessary to succeed in school and to become lifelong learners. After a research project is designed, the library provides the resources and instruction needed to complete the project successfully. At the same time, the library program encourages students to become lifelong readers. Students are encouraged to read challenging literature in a wide array of genres, react to it, and express their thoughts.

Special Programming

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  • Author Days

    Every year, the Curtis Library hosts one or more authors, illustrators, or graphic novelists. These professionals share their experience and knowledge with our students, giving each student a glimpse into the publishing world. Curtis has hosted Nathan Hale, Jon Klassen, Lisa Yee, Sarah Mlynowski, Tad Hills, and Henry Lien to name a few. This year, we are hosting best-selling Eisner award-winning graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier!
  • Maker Days

    "Maker Days," inspired by the TV Show Making It, are specialized creative activities or challenges designed by the librarians that take place in the library almost every month. They are a big favorite amongst our students. Parent volunteers are also invited to join the librarians in assisting students with these creative activities.
  • Book Clubs: 5th-6th Grade

    Book clubs are an extracurricular activity available to 5th and 6th Graders. This opportunity provided by the library nurtures our students' love of reading. Book clubs introduce students to literature and promote the development of students' analytical abilities. Group discussion, facilitated by the librarians, introduces students to new ideas and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas with their peers. Book clubs meet about once a month to discuss books of students' choosing.


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  • Photo of Amy Wiggins

    Amy Wiggins 

    Library and Media Specialist
  • Photo of Kendal Copeland

    Kendal Copeland 

    Library and Digital Media Specialist

Curtis School

15871 Mulholland Drive  ·  Los Angeles CA 90049