|THE BION R. CRAM LIBRARY AT FRYEBURG ACADEMY|
For a look inside, click Southern Maine Library District's web page naming The Bion R. Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy the library of the month!
The Bion R. Cram Library has the challenge of meeting the needs of the students from widely varied backgrounds. The mission of the library collection is to provide students with access to a variety of media: consistent with curricular needs; enrichment materials which are related to the curriculum; and recreational materials. Located in the faculty research room within the library is the professional collection of educational and teaching materials, all of which address the curriculum. While the library does not attempt to satisfy all the needs of the local community, the community may use our existing resources. The library supports the mission of the school by not only teaching the use of the library, but also by providing an atmosphere consisting of respect, learning, and growth. Using the library is presented as a lifelong skill. The library provides personalized service to meet the needs of the students. We can now accommodate up to 3 classes and study hall students at once. We have carrels for quiet study, group study rooms, and easy chairs for reading. The post and beam construction in the reading room is quite beautiful. The library is approximately 8,500 square feet.
The school archives collection is also housed here. We now can display items in the cases in the library lobby. Many students are very interested in the archival displays. In the outer lobby of the building is the Goldberg Gallery, which displays artwork by professional artists. This may be viewed by the community during library hours.
Useful research websites:
Through the Maine State Library, we are able to offer onsite and remote access to encyclopedias, magazine & newspaper full-text articles, author biographies & literary criticism, and much more. For direct access: Maine State Library Database
For many useful reference tools, including dictionaries, almanacs, quotations, Google, news, encyclopedias, occupations, etc., try refdesk.com.
|Sunday: 12:00-4:00pm & 7:30-9:30pm|
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-5:00pm & 7:30-9:30pm