Built in 1999, the Guerrieri Library is the iconic centerpiece of the WPS campus where students develop a lifelong love of reading and quest for knowledge. The two-story rotunda provides access to a wide range of current materials and resources that support the curriculum of the WPS community. The relaxed setting encompasses an array of print and digital resources accessible on campus and from home, a peaceful Reading Room, a Multimedia Room with computer stations, a Little Library for Lower School students, a large meeting room for special events, and two full time staff. The Guerrieri Library is a vibrant hub of the school that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of today’s students.
In partnership with the WPS administration, faculty and staff, the Guerrieri Library serves to teach students to think logically, read with understanding, develop an appreciation of literature, write and communicate with skill, use technologies effectively and responsively, and collaborate with others to create and share new knowledge.
The Library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during school days and on published days during the summer. Students may visit the Library before homeroom, during a Study Hall with a pass, or after school.
The Library supports the Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 curriculum designed to teach library and research skills to cultivate an appreciation of literature and reading. Classes visit the Library weekly to engage students in checking out books, listening to story time, and participating in a variety of lessons.
Middle School & Upper School
The combination of print and electronic resources and the quiet use of study spaces in the library helps foster self-directed learning in the Middle and Upper Schools. Students are able to hone their library skills by researching and organizing information, accessing a multitude of online databases, and simply browsing shelves for books, magazines, and newspapers. Library staff are also available to provide necessary instruction and assist with any research needs.