The FCDS Library has a collection of approximately 12,000 books and subscribes to a variety of database services. The Library is fully automated with Follett Library Software and is equipped with personal computers for student use. The collection supports the curriculum and interests of the FCDS community. There is one librarian supported by parent volunteers.
The curriculum is designed to foster a community of lifelong learners and to encourage students to become independent and discriminating users of ideas and information. They must work independently and collaboratively to obtain their research objectives.
The Library strives to foster a love of reading. Students in grades Pre-K through 5 are introduced to a variety of genres. The students read and share books with peers in a variety of ways. They enjoy discussing books in book clubs, writing reports for the School's e-Blotter, blogs, podcasts, and displaying information about favorite books through art activities.
The Library program strives to provide students with the information literacy skills they need to successfully search, process, and evaluate information they find on the internet for research reports. Students are introduced to visiting authors, illustrators, and poets. In addition, book fairs and summer reading activities are an integral part of the library program.