The James Library is at the heart of Chesapeake Academy and is integral to the school’s mission and philosophy. The library is a resource center that enriches and enhances the academic program. The formal library curriculum is designed to engage students with a variety of resources on a regular basis. The curriculum supports intellectual curiosity, collaboration, love of knowledge, life-time learning, and purposeful use of the library, which are all essential for 21st century learners. The library also serves as an idea lab, with materials and technology available to meet a variety of academic challenges across the curriculum. In conjunction with the library program, students achieve their full potential as active and effective users of ideas and information as they think rationally and creatively, solve problems, access, evaluate and manage information, and communicate effectively. The James Library provides the Chesapeake Academy community with access to high quality literature and information materials in a variety of formats and media. The library hosts a variety of activities and annual events, such as book fairs and author visits, that celebrate and reinforce Chesapeake Academy as a community of dedicated readers.
Birthday Book Program
Honor your Osprey with the gift of reading! By donating a book to Chesapeake Academy’s library in your child or grandchild’s name, you help foster the love of reading in your Osprey and for all Ospreys. Simply fill out the Birthday Book Form, denoting your Osprey’s name and the amount you would like to contribute to the cause and then submit to Catherine Emry in the Development Office. Our school librarian will then select a special book for your growing learner and affix a name plate detailing your gift.