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Sparking Curiosity & Supporting Research

The Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) Libraries are community spaces where students find answers, investigate passions, and develop a lifelong love for reading. The Lower School Library and Duchesne Room, a reference and reading room, are inviting spaces housed in the spacious Sophie Center of the School House. A growing collection of print and digital resources, non-fiction books, and fiction titles are available for all grade levels. SHA's Virtual Library is also available 24/7 through LibGuides. 

Lib Guides

Also within the Sophie Center is the Innovation Center, a light-filled space ideal for STEM curriculum, Technology course work, book readings, and group projects. The center is equipped with laptops, iPads, interactive whiteboards, a 3D printer, programmable robots, color printers, a flat screen television, and various makerspace items.

In Lower School, students visit the library once each cycle for story time, book exchange, and library and technology lessons. Frequent book readings by guest authors add depth to the curriculum. The goals of the program are to encourage a love of reading, support classroom learning, and encourage curiosity and personal growth.

In the Middle and Upper School, students visit the Duchesne Room at will. The goals program are to provide information literacy skill instruction and support as well as resources relevant to student interest and school curriculum. 

Sacred Heart educators and students engage in challenging experiences
that inspire intellectual curiosity, a global mindset, and a life-long love of learning.

Sacred Heart Goal III

Cultivate a wish to learn rather than the wish to be taught."
- Sr. Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ


Catherine Scholl
Library Media Specialist
610-527-3915 ext. 237