“Our libraries play an intricate role in the development of our students by helping to foster a love of books and reading, helping them learn ways to collect and condense vast amounts of reliable data, and through collaboration with library staff and teachers.”
Country Day's separate Lower and Middle/Upper School libraries hold a vast wealth of resources in literature, research, audio/visual materials, and technological tools to help all students at every level learn the skills and the joys of exploring for knowledge. Check the Library Resource page in CD Connect for the database passwords or ask a librarian.
The libraries contain over 60,000 volumes, more than 100 periodicals and newspapers. Students of all ages enjoy unlimited checkouts of books with no overdue fines. The libraries' computer network provides students instant access to the world of reference material, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, indexes, atlases, almanacs, and periodical/newspaper databases.
Lower School Library Hours: 7:45 am –3:45 pm, Wed: until 2:45 pm
Bright (Middle/Upper School) Library: Mon: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tues: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Wed: 7:30 am - 2:45 pm, Thurs: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Fri: 7:30 am. - 3:45 pm
List of 4 members.
Mrs. Mary Norton
Director of Libraries, Global Humanities Teacher
Louisiana State University - Masters Library Science Newcomb College - Bachelor of Arts
Director of Libraries Meb Norton taught classes for perspective school librarians at the University of New Orleans for ten years. She has been very active in the American Library Association, serving on the board of the American Association School Librarians and on the committee that wrote national standards for school libraries. In addition, Meb has been on the Caldecott and Pura Belpre book award committees. She has served on ten accrediting teams for the Independent School Association of the Southwest.
Mr. Chris Young
University of Southern California - BA University of New Orleans - M.Ed.
Middle and Upper School Librarian Chris Young graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Production. He began his career in education in 2001, teaching middle school math, science and technology classes for ten years in Los Angeles and New Orleans. He opened the new library at Edward Hynes Charter School in Lakeview in 2011, where he worked as the elementary and middle school librarian for three years before coming to Country Day.
Ms. Meghan Kelly
Simmons College - MA Tulane University - BA University of Southern Mississippi - MLS
Lower School Librarian Meghan Kelly worked for many years as a puppeteer and helped to organize a series of national puppetry festivals. She worked as an actress with the Children’s Corner of Le Petit, the Diversity Players, and the Puppet Playhouse, and worked as Development Director for WWNO-FM. Meghan completed her practicum at the deGrummond Collection of Children’s Literature at USM in Hattiesburg. She is the creator of the many READ posters found around campus, and is a co-founder of the Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans.
Lower Library Assistant Laura Michaud worked for many years as an early childhood educator before following her love of books to the publishing industry, where she worked for Little, Brown and Company, Time Warner Trade Publishing, and Candlewick Press. Laura has a passion for writing that keeps her active in various writing workshops with local authors.
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.