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

  • Teens' Top Ten Nominations Announced


    The Teens' Top Ten nominees have just been announced! Every year, teens nominate 25 books that you can vote on for the final list. Read as many of the nominees as you can before the voting starts on August 15th, and you can judge for yourself which books are the best!

    Get more information about the books and contest here: YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations Announced!

    And the nominees are...

    • The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
    • Of Triton by Anna Banks
    • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
    • Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
    • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
    • The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
    • Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
    • The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
    • Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray
    • The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
    • Splintered by A.G. Howard
    • Teardrop by Lauren Kate
    • Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
    • Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
    • Six Months Later by Natalie Richards
    • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
    • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
    • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
    • This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
    • Winger by Andrew Smith
    • A Midsummer Night's Scream by R. L. Stine
    • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
    • In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
    • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • 2014 Award Winners Announced


    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


    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.

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