The heart of Chicago City Day School
The Haffner Library is, in many ways, the beating heart of Chicago City Day School. The library serves critical functions for City Day students during their time at the School, "growing" with students as they advance through our program. It's also a warm and welcoming space, one that our students love visiting.
A research center, reading lab, and gathering place all rolled into one, the Haffner Library plays a unique role in the life of our students.
A research center, reading lab, and gathering place all rolled into one, the library plays a unique role in the life of our students.
- Books and reading are, of course, a key component of the library's programming. Younger grades regularly visit the library for read-aloud story sessions and to discover books to take home. Our librarian is an invaluable resource for students of all grades who are looking for book recommendations.
- As students get older, they spend a greater portion of their library time building research skills and exploring the facility's print and digital resources for class projects. The library is home to one of the School's two computer labs, and our librarian leads classes on note-taking, the proper use of primary sources, and other topics to help students with their work.
The library also serves as an important common area at City Day, a place where students can go for some quiet reading time or to gather with friends right before or right after the school day.