Reading is a great way to discover, and in our libraries, we feed the curiosity of Colorado Academy’s students in Grades Pre-K through 12. The two campus libraries provide welcoming and warm atmospheres where students can connect with one another. There are also quiet alcoves for independent study and reflection. Raether Library and the Lower School Library enhance the student experience with collections that have depth and range, spanning a wide variety of genres and topics to pique the diverse interests of our community. 

CA librarians provide excitement around reading with books clubs, mentor opportunities, reading challenges, author visits, engaging book displays, and a book fair. Librarians collaborate with CA faculty to teach students information literacy skills, while navigating sources for academic research. With a student-based inquiry approach, research is relevant and relatable for CA’s learners. 

Annually, the Lower School Library invites students to get excited about reading with a theme for the year. This year the theme is READING ROCKS! We’ll be celebrating our reading community one book (and one rock) at a time all year long! Students will contribute small reading “rocks” throughout the year, where they share their favorite books. It’s a community endeavor to fill the Reading Rocks wall!

For Lower School readers and rock lovers we have some book recommendations to kick off the year: