About the Library

Katie Yu, Librarian (not pictured) and Lora Shelly, Library Assistant (not pictured)

The ATS library staff strives to:

  • Foster an excitement for and love of books and research
  • Provide print and multimedia resources to teachers, students, and parents that support the APS and state-wide curricula
  • Instruct students in the use of online databases and the world wide web, while imparting library and research skills
  • Establish an attractive, child friendly environment in which students and staff will become effective users of ideas and information
  • Act as a lead in technology

The library staff believes that the “library should be like a pair of open arms.” Students begin checking out books on the very first day of school. The library is decorated in an engaging manner to interest students. Displays and bulletin boards draw students’ attention to varied library resources and special events. Lessons are designed through collaboration with teachers to help students become effective users of ideas and information.

All students at Arlington Traditional School have the opportunity to check out books once a week during scheduled library class time. Additionally, the library is open for a half-hour at both the beginning and the end of the day for open check out. Students may ask their teachers at any time to come to the library for books. The number of books a students can check out is determined by their grade level:

  • Prekindergarten: one book
  • Kindergarten: one book
  • First grade: one book
  • Second grade: three books
  • Third grade: five books
  • Fourth grade: five books
  • Fifth grade: five books

All books have a two week circulation period, but kindergarten students are encouraged to return books each week in order to learn good library habits. Books that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for or replaced by the end of the school year.




Join us Wed 12/19 from 6-7:30pm for our first ever Library Family Camp Out! Pick out a book, build a “campsite" and then snuggle inside for a family read-aloud. Bring a flashlight and blankets to build your campsite. We will also be checking out extra books for Winter Break!! https://t.co/hyO97Q2Yh4
Published December 14, 18 5:59AM


Creating class to library connections! 1st graders continue to practice their ABC order and learn about call numbers in the library. Students were challenged to see how many sets of 5 they could reorder as a group. @APSLibrarians https://t.co/JwjqKSrnml
Published December 11, 18 4:01PM