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An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8


St. Anne’s Episcopal School has a warm, inviting library space filled with over 12,000 volumes and periodicals that are catalogued and shared in age appropriate areas. Books offer numerous choices to discover new worlds and develop a lifelong passion for reading. Developing that passion for reading and the media literacy to make safe, quality media choices are vital components of our program.

All Preschool and elementary grade students visit the library weekly for story time, author and series studies, and beginning research skills. During this time students have the opportunity to check out books and connect with our full-time Librarian.

Middle School students have library class weekly in grades 5 and 6 and all students come to the library with their classes for research and specific media literacy instruction. Our library also offers computer stations for students to conduct research in a supervised environment. Students learn the importance of discerning among media choices and citing sources when referencing specific published information.

The school subscribes to a wide range of print journals and online resources and databases through the Follett Destiny library system that assist us in meeting our media literacy goals.

Checkout Policy

How many books can my child check out at a time?

PK-1st grade: 1 book.  Starting in second grade student may check out as many books at their elementary grade, such as 2 for 2nd grade and 3 for 3rd grade. Middle Schoolers may borrow up to 5 books at once.

When are the books due?

One week after the check out date for lower school and two weeks after the checkout date for middle school.

What happens if a book is overdue?

A student must return his/her overdue book before checking out another one. We encourage students who may not take home a book to still select one. Books may be put “on hold” for a student for up to two school days. We do not charge overdue fines.

What happens if we think a book is lost?

If a book is lost, a family may either replace the book with an identical copy from a bookstore or may pay for the book and the librarian will order a replacement copy. Once the book has been reported as lost, a child may begin checking out books again.

Questions or concerns?

Please call 302-378-3179 ext. 317, or email our librarian at

Friends of the Library

There are numerous opportunities for parents to volunteer through SAPA’s Friends of the Library Committee. Parents help with shelving books, working the circulation desk, and processing new books. Our annual St. Anne’s Book Fair is an exciting week in the late fall. Parents volunteer to transform the library into a specially themed event such as an Egyptian oasis, a retro diner, or sports stadium - complete with props, snacks, and decorations. Family Night is always a highlight during Book Fair week.

Please consider volunteering in the library by contacting our SAPA Volunteer rep or our Librarian Amy Shepherd at 302-378-3179 or email.