The Library at Almaden Country Day School is a campus hub for learning, laughter and friendship.
Students from kindergarten through 5th grade visit the library weekly, and our Middle School students experience the library through an eclectic mix of elective classes.
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 15,000 volumes!
Our online catalog — Destiny Quest — makes our collection accessible to families from home at any time.
National Recognition for the ACDS Library
In 2010, our library was recognized as one of only 4,000 nationwide selected to receive the We the People "More Perfect Union" Bookshelf award. This award, presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the United States Congress, honors school and community libraries committed to promoting discussion about our nation’s history, aspirations and ideals. The We the People award reflects Almaden Country School’s commitment to educating children about patriotism, civics, and citizenship, and we’re proud to receive this distinction from the NEH and Congress.
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, Ms. Williams. The library at ACDS is truly the hub of student life on campus.