Distance Learning and Coronavirus Updates
MICDS is complying with the recommendation of St. Louis County's Stay At Home Order and has implemented distance learning. For more information about distance learning at MICDS and how MICDS is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.micds.org/coronavirus
Home to three full-service libraries, one in each respective division, MICDS libraries enthusiastically support teaching and learning with a rich collection of databases, print materials and digital tools. Each is staffed by full-time, professionally trained librarians.
The Lower School’s Spencer Library is a magical place that our youngest MICDS students visit each week to develop a love and respect for books, ideas and learning. Part of the total educational program of the Ronald S. Beasley School, it provides guidance in the use of library services and resources to personalize teaching and individualize learning.
At the Messing Library, located in Middle School, students enjoy a rich collection of information resources to support their academic studies and satiate their curiosity. The librarian, who has master’s degrees in K-8 education and in library and information studies, team teaches with faculty to integrate authentic, inquiry-based learning, research and information literacy. The librarian joys in nurturing a community of readers by maintaining a collection of the latest and greatest middle school appropriate novels and graphic novels for all our readers.
Filled with popular fiction and non-fiction books, the Upper School’s McCulloch Library promotes information literacy, research and a love of reading. It is staffed by two full-time librarians who collaborate closely with faculty to integrate research into the curriculum and teach students the necessary strategies to navigate information ethically and effectively.
- Lower School Butler Spencer Library
- Middle School Messing Library
- Upper School McCulloch LibraryLibrary Staff
- Katie Voss, Head Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Colleen Williamson, Librarian, email@example.com
- Aaron Elliott, Library Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The MICDS Libraries' Mission
The mission of the MICDS Libraries is to ensure that students and faculty are information-fluent citizens, empowered with the knowledge, the skills and the compassion necessary for success in a rapidly changing world.
Ethical Users of Information
Students learn to use, synthesize, evaluate and communicate information ethically and effectively.
Being on the Same Page
Librarians collaborate with faculty to promote learning across the curriculum.
Developing Insight through Skillful Research
We lead in the implementation of curricular standards for research and information literacy.
Abundant, Applicable Resources
Students are provided with equitable access to an exciting and diverse collection of information resources and programs reflective of the needs of our community.
Never Stop Turning the Page
We strive to foster a love for reading, lifelong learning and libraries.
More than 14,000 print items, 600 electronic books and over 10,000 circulations per school year.
More than 11,000 books, 780 electronic books and access to 50 databases.
More than 17,000 books, 600 electronic books and access to 50 databases.
McCulloch Library AV Collection
More than 1,000 DVDs, 300 CDs, 6 Nooks, 6 Kindles and a wide variety of camera and video equipment.