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The Nadine James and Carlyle Coash Library, located on the main level and second floor of the Iselin Center, is a state of the art media center. The collection is comprised of traditional media including books, periodicals, pamphlets, videos and audiotapes, as well as, encyclopedias and an up-to-date reference collection. Ten computers are housed on the library's two floors giving students access to the Internet and to the automated card catalog. In addition the Coash Library offers electronic references such as Encyclopedia Britannica, Electric Library, and World Book Online.

Specialized collections are available for use by parents. The Professional Collection contains useful information on such topics as child rearing and child development. The Private Secondary School Collection provides both print and video materials on independent secondary education. Materials from both collections are available for circulation.

The Payson Library, located on the first floor of the main building, serves students in nursery through grade three. This library collection is also comprised of traditional library media, as well as computers provided with all of the electronic media described above. The library was enlarged at the time it was moved to the main building in September, 2001.

Students use the library on a regular basis and are taught by a certified librarian during regularly scheduled classes. Students are encouraged to use both facilities independently during the school day and during the 8:00 - 8:25 a.m. period before the official start of the school day. Parents are urged to use these fine facilities and to volunteer as helpers if library work is of interest.

Reading is a top priority at Green Vale. The libraries provide extracurricular reading activities such as Book Buddies, Pajama Storytime, Mother-Daughter Discussion Group, the Caldecott Club, and Lunch Bunch.



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