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The Library Program

The Clairbourn library, which was freshly renovated in 2017, has over 15,000 volumes and extensive pre-filtered, age-appropriate on-line subscriptions. The school's intranet also includes a "Library Class" area which provides safe and useful links and information which can be accessed at school and at home. Students learn how to source information, conduct research, gain strong literacy skills, and develop a life-long love of reading and writing.
Clairbourn’s librarian is an important resource for students, whether for suggestions on books for recreational reading or for help in locating information for reports and research. Parents are encouraged to make use of the library as well, especially to check out books to read aloud to their children.

Supporting Student Literacy

The Clairbourn library strongly supports student literacy through an annual Book Fair event and the “California Young Reader Medal Club” for grades 4 and 5, which introduce students to the best in children’s literature.
Local and nationally-known visiting authors and illustrators are also brought on campus each year by the library and the Clairbourn Families Association (CFA). These grade-level appropriate presentations cover writing skills, storyline development, character development, editing, how to get published and promoted books and how to draw and conceptualize book illustrations.

Visiting Authors Share their Creative Work with Students

Clairbourn's library strongly supports student literacy through an annual Book Fair event on campus which introduces students to the best books in children's literature and helps them to learn how books come into existence. Local and nationally-known visiting authors and illustrators are brought on campus each year as part of the Book Fair.

Instruction by Grade Level

Students from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 have a weekly class visit to the library where students listen to a story or chapter being read aloud, discuss books, learn about authors, and check out recreational or curriculum-specific books.  Many library activities support classroom instruction. 
For Middle School students, the library is an ever-available resource for school and personal use. Additional library time is arranged between middle school teachers and the librarian to work on special projects.
8400 Huntington Drive | San Gabriel, CA 91775 626.286.3108 | info@clairbourn.org
Private School Education for Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School & Middle School. Serving Families in the Pasadena Area and San Gabriel Valley. Clairbourn is a 501(c)3 charitable organization (K-12 Private Schools) and accredited by CAIS and WASC.