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The Hall Library

The Hall Library includes more than 26,000 books, videos and DVDs, as well as magazines and newspapers. Students may use library computers (including wireless laptops) for research and class projects. The librarians regularly instruct students and classes on the evaluation and use of information for classroom assignments. Our goal is to create "information literate" citizens, prepared for the complex challenges of the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.


We also strive to instill a love of reading and literature. Students learn how to find books by favorite authors or topics using the online catalog. Lower School students enjoy story time and storytelling activities.


The Library serves as the central location for many school activities including visiting speakers, authors and artists.

Online Resources

Students have 24-hour access to over 2,000 periodicals, reference articles, educational video clips and more via online subscription databases. They can also find research help and links to websites selected to support curricular topics.


Lower School students use their own library page with age-appropriate resources. Students and faculty can browse collections at other libraries through WorldCat, part of the OCLC FirstSearch database. As a member of the North Suburban Library System, the Hall Library may borrow materials through interlibrary loan.

The Hall Library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday.
Library Staff
Jeffrey Shaw
Lower School Academic Integrator
Year Appointed: 2012
• Experience teaching at Enders-Salk Elementary School in Schaumburg; Ravinia and Sherwood Elementary Schools in Highland Park, The T.A.S.I.S. England American School in Thorpe, Surrey, UK; and as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher at Brookhead Junior School in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, England • Worked as a Promethean Training Consultant with Graphtech Systems in Deerfield

Kristin Sumner
Assistant Libarian
Year Appointed: 2015

Lane Young
Director of Library and Educational Technology
Year Appointed: 2007
• Worked at Highland Park Public Library in various roles in Youth Services Department for over 10 years • Steering Committee Chair for Bluestem: Illinois’ 3rd-5th Grade Readers’ Choice Award