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The Library at Almaden Country Day School is our campus hub for learning, laughter, and friendship. Our Library enriches the learning experience for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Middle School in a variety of ways including read-alouds, research for special projects and checking-out books for reading fun.

ACDS provides students and teachers support from a full-time librarian who delivers a comprehensive and unique library curriculum adhering to the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Standards for the 21st century learner. 

The ACDS Library Program

In addition to her duties orienting students to library resources and providing guidance with library research, our librarian works with individual teachers and classes to assist with their assignments, extending the walls of the classroom by more than 10,000 volumes!

Our online catalog — Destiny Discover — makes our collection accessible to families from home at any time.

ACDS Library Science 101

Our Middle School students who want to be more involved can also take our popular ACDS Library Science 101 elective where students can test-drive new technology, help plan and market for author visits and books fairs, learn about the mysterious Mr. Dewey and how a library works, and experience literature through the eyes of the creators.

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."

Featured Event

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Hicklebees Book Fair Shopping Event

Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 AM - 1 PM
Book Recommendations. Raffle Tickets. FUN!

And wait, there's more in the ACDS Library

The Library at ACDS is more than a rich resource for learning and research on campus. It's also the center of fun, enriching activities including author visits, our popular twice-annual Book Fair, the Birthday Book Squad (BBS), and a popular place for children to gather and socialize at lunch and recess with our friendly librarian, Mrs. Arguello. The library at ACDS is truly the hub of student life on campus.