|THE BION R. CRAM LIBRARY AT FRYEBURG ACADEMY|
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: materials consistent with curricular needs; enrichment materials which are related to the curriculum; and recreational materials. Included in the collection are educational and teaching materials, all of which address the curriculum. 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 accommodate up to 3 classes and study hall students at one time. There are carrels for quiet study, group study rooms, tables and chairs in the reading room, and easy chairs for reading. The post and beam construction in the reading room is quite beautiful and the library is approximately 8,500 square feet with an approximate collection of 16,000 volumes in a variety of formats.
We insist on appropriate library behavior which most importantly includes respect for others in the library. A quiet atmosphere is maintained to insure that all patrons will be allowed the ability to read and research.
The school archives collection is also housed here. There are archival display cases in the inner library lobby. In the outer lobby of the building is the Goldberg Gallery, which displays artwork by professional artists.