The Libby O. Cohen Library
The Libby O. Cohen Library is a vital center of the Tandem Friends School community. Library resources include approximately 7,000 print titles and a wide variety of databases, ebooks, and other electronic resources. The collection supports the curriculum and promotes scholarship and independent reading by providing a rich selection of fiction and nonfiction resources of interest to Middle and Upper School students. The library also maintains a portal to selected academically acclaimed websites by field of study. The library actively supports research, print and digital, in all grades, from 5th grade Passion Projects to Senior Projects. The librarian works with groups and individuals to develop increasingly advanced research skills and information literacy.
The Libby O. Cohen Library seeks to ensure that all students develop the skills they need to become thoughtful and effective users of ideas and information. The library provides learning opportunities, instruction, and instructional materials appropriate to each student’s needs. The library is committed to providing resource and research support to the curriculum, enhancement of classroom activities, opportunities for recreational reading, and an environment that promotes responsible scholarship, collaboration, and citizenship. The development of lifelong learners and critical and creative thinkers is at the heart of the library's mission.