Welcome to the Lower School Library!

Read, learn, and grow at the Lower School Library! In this newly renovated space, students can curl up with a reading buddy and favorite book in one of many cozy nooks specially designed for little bodies, build a reading fort with a friend or two, look for books using the online catalog and check them out themselves using the self-checkout computer, ask a knowledgeable and enthusiastic librarian for suggestions on what to read next, learn how to use a new app or database, and much more.

More information about the library:


Library Collection

Checkout Policies

Annual Report 2015, 2016

Summer Reading 2015, 2016

About Natalie Sapkarov Harvey, Lower School Librarian
Natalie has been teaching at CFS since 2014, when she enthusiastically designed the enlarged library with a focus on collaborative teaching and learning. A Chicago native, Natalie earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in library and information science from Loyola University Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. She started her career as an elementary school librarian in Urbana, before she moved to North Carolina where she became a middle school librarian in Chapel Hill, and incidentally, met her wonderful husband. Happily married and parent to a feisty furball cat, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, knitting, and riding rollercoasters. Natalie also serves on the Tech Team for the Lower School.