At Bement, we love our books. The Clagett McLennan Library lets students to take this passion for reading—and for studying and learning—to the next level. With a collection of 9,000 titles, 30 electronic databases and online encyclopedias, a state-of-the-art computer lab, the Grace Bement Reading Room, and the Haas Media Room Makerspace, students and teachers use the library every day to research, explore, and create.
Our younger students spend time every week with our experienced and innovative librarian and learn information literacy skills, digital citizenship, and how to relax by the fireplace with a great story. Upper school students visit the library to complement their studies, work collaboratively, or conduct research. Parents and teachers come to browse the extensive child development section.
Students in every grade are introduced to computational thinking and programming as well as an array of Web 2.0 tools. Newly reinvented in 2014, the Makerspace is a hands-on exploration center. With opportunities to design for the 3-D printer, film in front of the green screen, explore electronics with LittleBits and Snap Circuits, or build with a vast collection of LEGOs and other building materials, students of all ages can bring their imaginations to life.