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

  • Middle School Reading Week!

    03.9.15

    The Middle School Library Committee is sponsoring a week of reading this week with events each day and a week-long scavenger hunt.


    Monday 3/9: Dress like a book character day

    Tuesday 3/10: Write your favorit book on a banner in the Middle School hallway

    Wednesday 3/11: Book discussion group at lunch in the new conference room

    Thursday 3/12: Book swap at lunch in the atrium--bring a book, take a book

    Friday 3/13: The scavenger hunt ends and winners are announced. Pick up the first clue on the library door

  • 2015 Award Winners Announced

    02.2.15

    The American Library Association today announced its annual book awards for 2015. Stop by the library to check out this year's winners:


    Caldecott Award

    Caldecott Winner: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Dan Santat


    Caldecott Honor Books:

    • Nana in the City, illustrated by Lauren Castillo and written by Lauren Castillo
    • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré and written by Barb Rosenstock
    • Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen and written by Mac Barnett
    • Viva Frida, illustrated by Yuyi Morales and written by Yuyi Morales
    • The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant
    • This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki and written by Mariko Tamaki


    Newbery Award

    Winner: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

    Newbery Honor Books:

    • El Deafo by Cece Bell
    • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


    Printz Award

    Winner: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

    Printz Honor Books:

    • And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

    • The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

    • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

    • This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki


    See more award winners here

  • New Books in the Library!

    11.12.14

    Stop by the library to check out the new books cart next to the circulation desk. There are tons of gret new titles!

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