What does it mean to be a BCD student? BCD Students Are... Responsible.
Accountability is increasingly becoming a lost value. At BCD our motto is “Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Take Responsibility for Your Actions.”
“The teachers at BCD are truly exceptional people. I did not realize how unusual this was until I went to shadow at the high schools. Here, the teachers know you personally and the level of trust astounds me every day.”– BCD Middle School student
The library serves as a resource for all members of the BCD community. Materials are available for use in the classroom or at home by students, faculty, and parents. The library collection contains approximately 12,000 volumes, having grown some 850 volumes in the last twelve months. Currently the library is expanding e-sources and electronic databases accessible through our website for student use at home.
All BCD students have access to the library. Preschool students visit the library with their class once each week. In the primary area, designed with furniture and shelving appropriate for their size, young students become acquainted with the library through stories, discussions, and book browsing. Four and five year old preschool students check out books each week. Kindergarten through fifth grade students visit the library each week and middle school students as needed. In addition, the library maintains an open door policy which allows individual or small groups of students to visit at any time during the school day.
Every grade has a developed curriculum for library skills. Library usage skills as well as research skills are incorporated into each library visit. Elementary classes schedule additional library visits to work on research projects. The library makes every effort to provide current, appropriate materials to support student research.
The library is fully automated with computer terminals that also have internet access. The library projects a warm, welcoming, comfortable, as well a functional, academic atmosphere for all students, teachers, and parents to use and enjoy. Students, teachers, and parents visit the library before and after school as well as throughout the day.
Library funding is a priority at BCD allowing for growth and development of the library collection and program. Looking to the future, further integration into all curriculum areas and additional materials including electronic sources are ranked high on our list of goals.