My name is Stephanie Platt, and I am thrilled to serve as the School Librarian at BFS! I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and East Tennessee in the U.S. and graduated from Goucher College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Secondary Education. I began my career teaching 9th grade English/Language Arts in New York City prior to earning my Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology and School Library Media. Before joining the BFS community, I spent eight years following my passion as an Elementary School Librarian in Harford County, Maryland.
I believe books hold the unique power of inspiring readers to learn more about themselves while also connecting them to a whole world of experiences and perspectives. In library class, we explore a wide variety of reading genres. In addition to literature appreciation, instruction addresses topics such as library skills, information navigation and evaluation, digital citizenship, and academic research.
My goal is to support students as they continue to develop an enthusiasm for reading and to help empower the learners of the BFS community to grow as confident problem-solvers driven by their own interests and intellectual curiosity.
All members of the BFS community are welcome to use the library. I hope to see you soon and wish you many reading adventures!
A school library is a learning hub that centers the school’s social and intellectual development as it fosters a community of collaboration, learning and a love of literacy. In order to best optimize curriculum design, instruction and support staff and students’ knowledge and learning, the library will promote a professional learning community. The learning climate will be conducive to multiple learning styles and physical needs as it provides equal access to all stakeholders.
The BFS Library supports the school mission:
to inspire each learner and provide educational services that nurture their social, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. BFS students are prepared to enter top universities worldwide and become responsible, contributing citizens in a rapidly changing world. Our ongoing commitment to intercultural understanding and a strong partnership of students, parents, and teachers allows us to achieve this in a caring and supportive environment.
The library will promote active learning and independence in order to produce high academic achievement. The library will guide students to be responsible and ethical citizens as they learn to research, access and evaluate information, and to manage their own digital footprints as lifelong learners. Using advocacy and collaboration, the library will integrate information literacy as students engage in inquiry-based learning. Students will become effective communicators as they partake in participatory learning through shared knowledge, ownership and conversations.
- Monday- Friday
- 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Wednesday close at 3:30pm
STUDENT SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE LIBRARY
- Checking in and out books. There are over 20,000 books catalogued in the BFS Library!
- Collaboration Zone- We have tables for students to use to complete homework and talk
- Media center with 25 Mac Computers
Grade 6 would like to share with you their end-of-year book reviews!
Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Fantasy and Adventure Percy Jackson, by Rick…
Escape from Mr.Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein Realistic Fiction The author Chris Grabenstein has a…
Jaclyn Hyde by Annabeth Bondor Stone and Connor White Fiction This book was written by…