Library Media Center
The library hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday – Friday, with grant-based after school hours until 4:00 p.m. starting in October.
Our goal at Sleepy Hollow library is to provide all of our students with the skills necessary to make them information literate citizens and life-long learners.
Through a series of collaborative projects between the library and the various academic departments, students participate in Information Literacy classes. Information Literacy skills are targeted to specific curriculum areas and skill levels spanning the high school years. Students learn to identify, access, and use information resources in a variety of formats: reference books, periodicals, online databases and Internet search engines and directories. As students proceed through Sleepy Hollow, they practice increasingly sophisticated Boolean online search methods and learn to analyze Internet websites for content validity and research value. Students express their research results via a variety of reports including the traditional term paper and multi-media formats. At each grade level, through multiple library projects, Sleepy Hollow students have the opportunity to become skilled information users in preparation for experiences beyond high school.
The Library Media Center houses a book collection in excess of 27,000 volumes, eBooks, and collections of digital resources in audio and visual formats. These collections are continually updated and state-of-the-art library technology affords our students a competitive edge in meeting the demands of the digital information age. Students become proficient at manipulating our web-based online card catalog and subscription databases for access to non-print content online. The library subscribes to specialized databases in science, social sciences, history, literary criticism, biography, literature, language, and world affairs as well as numerous general news periodicals online. Leisure reading is specifically encouraged.
Fiction and non-fiction audiobook collection in compact disc and digital file formats
Educational DVD collection
Students may borrow laptop computers for home use
- 27,000 books
- Reference book collection
- More than 35 current periodical subscriptions