Library & Center for Inquiry

For students in Middle School through high school, our innovative Library and Center for Inquiry is an important hub of Maret’s academic life, infusing the latest technology, research and methodology into all aspects of our rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. The Center supports Maret's commitment to the intellectual, aesthetic, physical, social, and moral development of every student by nurturing intellectual inquiry, exploration, and critical thinking.

Library News

  • 2014 Award Winners Announced

    01.27.14

    The American Library Association announced its top books of the year for children and teens today. There are tons of amazing titles on these lists, and most of them are available for checkout right now at the Maret libraries. Stop in today to pick one up!

    Printz Award

    Winner: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

    Honor books: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal, Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, and Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool


    Newbery Medal


    Winner: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

    Honor books: Doll Bones by Holly Black, The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, One Came Home by Amy Timberlake, and Paperboy by Vince Vawter


    Caldecott Award

    Winner: Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca

    Honor books: Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker; Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle; and Mr. Wuffles!, written and illustrated by David Wiesner


    Coretta Scott King Author Award


    Winner: P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

    Honor books: March: Book One, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell; Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers; and Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes


    Pura Belpré Author Award


    Winner: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

    Honor books: The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle; The Living by Matt de la Peña; and Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh


    Stonewall Book Award


    Winner: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

    Honor books: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle, Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington, and Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

  • Free Reading Puts Students Ahead in Class

    11.18.13

    A new study from the Institute of Education in London shows that studnets who read for fun have a real advantage over their peers in school. The study followed 6,000 students age 10-16 and found that students who read on their own made more progress in math, vocabulary, and spelling than their peers who did not regularly read for pleasure.

    Find out more about the study here.

  • October New Releases

    10.8.13

    Stop by the library to check out some of these great new books coming out in October. See the library door for a full listing of major October release dates.

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