New from the Archives
Threads of Useful Learning: Westtown School Samplers, authored by Westtown School archivist Mary Uhl Brooks, is a thorough and engaging look at the needlework produced by Westtown students from 1799 until 1843 as part of the useful education and spiritual formation envisioned by the Quakers for their children. Fully illustrated with images of samplers and embroidered globes in Westtown School’s own extensive textile collection as well as others in museums and private collections, the book discusses this important schoolgirl needlework and the education, religious beliefs, and lives of the teachers and girls who created it.
Lower School Library
With a collection of over 11,000 books and a wide variety of on-line resources, the Lower School library program emphasizes the love of reading and introduces students to the research process. The Lower School library provides areas for storytelling, computer use, individual reading and group research.
Lower School Library Catalog
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Mary Hutton Biddle Library
The Mary Hutton Biddle Library, used by Middle and Upper School students, provides a quiet space for independent student work and resources to develop advanced research skills through curriculum-based assignments. The library has a particularly strong and well-used collection of young adult fiction to support pleasure reading.
Biddle Library Catalog
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