Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12


Library Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A Hub of Activity and Learning

Bancroft’s Garfield and Prouty libraries offer a wealth of print and digital resources.

On any given day, a visitor to the Garfield Library might see members of the Middle School book club engaging in lively dialogue about the latest books they’ve been reading, while a 10th grader works in a quiet alcove on her latest poem and members of a science class gather research material.

In the adjacent Prouty Library, first graders sit in the storytelling circle, spellbound as the librarian reads to them, and a teacher gathers books for a lesson about Plimoth Plantation.

The professional library staff maintains a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, where students and teachers can prepare for classes, seek assistance and advice in using the library’s collections, work on projects in a group study room, borrow an audio recording on an iPod, or simply relax with a magazine.

Pre-K through 5th grade classes make regular library visits for stories and research lessons, but are always welcome to visit and borrow books.

The librarians work closely with teachers to select resources that support the School’s curriculum. They familiarize students with the library, build literary appreciation, and teach students to conduct effective scholarly research, thoughtfully and ethically.

The Library Offers:

  • 21 networked iMac workstations and wireless laptops
  • More than 35,000 books and eBooks, databases, and films
  • Subscriptions to more than 60 print magazines and newspapers
  • Access to material available through the Greater Boston Cooperative Library Association, a consortium of independent school libraries

Parents of Bancroft School students are welcomed as borrowers and volunteers.

Mary Bagley

Library Director

Lisa Leach
Lower School Librarian

Patricia Rim

Fordyce Williams

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