The Deerfield-Windsor Library Media program works to promote reading and a love of books in all students from K-4 through 12th grade.
Lower school students participate in the Accelerated Reader program as a supplement to the classroom reading curriculum. Book clubs have been formed at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Author visits and book fairs are common occurrences in the library media center at Deerfield-Windsor.
Working closely with the Technology Department and the classroom teachers, library media center personnel teach students research and library skills using a variety of print and electronic/digital sources. The library media collections on both the lower campus and at the John S. Inman Jr., M.D. Media Center on the upper campus have over 22,000 volumes of print and non-print media, age appropriate periodicals and a variety of digital equipment. Destiny, the automated public access catalog, provides author, title, subject, series, and keyword searches to the print and non-print resources. E-books are available for Deerfield-Windsor students to download through the Destiny Quest/Follett Shelf apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. There are also e-books available through the GALE Virtual Reference Library. A member of the GISA GALILEO consortium, Deerfield-Windsor students and teachers are allowed access to over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals as well as encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.
In 1973, Deerfield-Windsor School began honoring students on their birthdays through the Birthday Book Club. Members of the Birthday Book Club select a book to be added to the library media collection and a book plate with the student’s name and birthday are placed in the book. Videos are made that highlight the lower school birthday book club members each month.