The BWE library provides students and staff access to over 20,000 items. A variety of subscription databases such as the America the Beautiful, Culturegrams, Pebble Go, and World Book Encyclopedia, are available through our computer search stations and adjoining computer labs. These resources are also available for use at home by clicking on Online Resources at Home (brochures with the necessary passwords for home access were sent home on Curriculum Nights). The library maintains an extensive collection of web sites suitable for elementary students arranged by Dewey classification. The library catalog, BWE Destiny, is available online at school and at home.
Students attend weekly library/computer classes taught by the librarian, Mrs. Flaherty. Classes in first through fifth grades receive a report card grade at the end of each semester. Additional collaborative library/information technology lessons delivered in conjunction with classroom teachers are encouraged whenever possible, because of the wide applicability of information and technology skills to all areas of study. Book exchanges, story times, the Birthday Book Club, the Bradford Woods Summer Reading Program, the BWE Read Across America annual celebration, author visits, and other reading activities support the development of student literacy. The librarians are also responsible for the co-ordination of the elementary computer technology program, including integration, supervision of the adjoining computer labs and their maintenance, and staff in-service. Other duties include the administration and support of Accelerated Reader, Study Island, and other building technology initiatives.