Get to Know Your Local Library!

  • One of Cheltenham Township's greatest resources is its public library system, with branches in East Cheltenham, Elkins Park, Glenside, and LaMott. Throughout the summer, the libraries host many engaging and enriching programs specifically geared towards teens. The library can also help students in completing their summer reading assignment. We encourage you to check out the library online and in person this summer. 
     
    Additionally, summer is the perfect time to make sure you have a library card. You can apply for a library card in person at any Cheltenham branch or MCLINC library:

    Applying in-person:

    • Persons ages 14 and older may apply for a card themselves. Persons under 14 need a parent or guardian’s signature on the application.
    • Valid photo identification showing the name and current address is required. Current school identification may be used for high school students under the age of 18 (card will be mailed).

    Applying online:

    Our goal is for each Cedarbrook student to have a library card once the school year begins.
     
    Stay cool and read every day!

Summer Reading 2017!

  • Students entering 7th & 8th grade can find their list here. The attached assignment will be collected in September. Any book on it can be substituted for one from the 2018 Reading Olympics list.

    Students entering 9th grade at Cheltenham High School can access their list and assignment here

    Please contact Mr. Hopkins if you have any questions. 

About Our Library

  • Cedarbrook Library Cedarbrook Middle School Library strives to empower ALL students to be enthusiastic readers, articulate communicators, critical thinkers, skilled researchers, and lifelong knowledge-seekers. By integrating information literacy into the district curricula, the Library seeks to create a 21st-century environment of collaborative learning where students can discover their passions and cultivate their voices. A main goal of Cedarbrook Library is to provide all students with equitable access to information in all formats.

    Thanks to a grant from the Cheltenham School District Foundation, Cedarbrook Library proudly hosts our own Overdrive digital collection, making us one of the first middle schools in the country to do so. The Cedarbrook Library endeavors to be the academic center of our school and serves as the heart of our grade-wide, cross-curricular research, project -based, and inquiry projects. Though we are eagerly awaiting the opening of our Learning Commons in 2017,  because of our vast digital collection, the Cedarbrook Library is always open for learning.  At Cedarbrook, we believe that “A library should not shush; it should ROAR!” (Valente).

About Our Learning Commons & Library Staff

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    Jeffrey Hopkins, Library/Media Teacher, earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Cedarbrook staff, Mr. Hopkins earned his PA secondary certification in English & social studies and worked in the classroom. Now though, he's excited to take on the challenge of making the Learning Commons & Library not just the academic hub of Cedarbrook's new building but, more importantly, a place where students can explore their interests, whatever they may be.

     

    Mrs. Peggy Cooper, Lead Teacher for Student Achievement, earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Cooper holds PA instructional certifications in Library and Media, Elementary Education, Middle School English and Middle School Math. She began her teaching career in the Cheltenham School District in 1992. From 2011-2016, Mrs. Cooper served as the Library/Media teacher at Cedarbrook. She also acts as English Department Coordinator, Co-Advisor to the National Junior Honor Society, and Co-Facilitator of the ROAR Youth Recognition Program.

Contact Us

Peggy Cooper
Cedarbrook Librarian
215-881-6427 ext# 4055 

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