In early December, Bradford Kimball '24 became the first BB&N student to win the National History Bee, which was delayed six months this year and held online due to COVID.
The library program at BB&N encourages student curiousity, promotes the art of skillful research, and supports the transformation of accessed information into knowledge. Each of the four libraries offers age-appropriate resources in print and digital format. The library staff collaborates with faculty from other departments to challenge students to be 21st century learners.
The renovated Middle School Library provides resources for the students’ courses as well as books for recreational reading. When visiting the library with their classes, 7th and 8th grade students are instructed in library organization as well as the use of the online library catalog, and they are taught to access and evaluate information using print and online resources. Our print collection has been built with care over many years with the goals of providing complete support for the curriculum as well as offering books for pleasure reading. Our electronic resources are growing as we continually search and evaluate new appropriate web sites, electronic databases, and e-books for student use. During study halls and free time, the students can continue their research with the librarian’s help as well as take advantage of the large fiction collection.