Inspiring Life-long Learning
The Robinson Memorial Library provides services and information to support the academic, artistic, and recreational needs of the staff, students, and broader school community, by promoting literature appreciation and information skills that encourage a love of reading and learning.
The library’s goal is to educate and nurture students to read for pleasure, and to develop the necessary skills to use information, ideas, and technology ethically, creatively, and critically in order to make intelligent decisions and develop into lifelong learners.
Our library provides print and online resources to support Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School’s curriculum. The library subscribes to JSTOR for students in 9th through 12th grades, as well as Gale databases for students in Pre-K through 12th grades. World Book Online is also provided for all students.
Programs and Lessons
Lower school students visit the library for story time and to gain knowledge of library skills and book care.
Middle and upper school students participate in periodic research familiarization lessons to complement specific class-assigned projects. Research sources include World Book Online, Houston Public Library databases, Gale databases, and links posted on the STE library web page.
Birthday Book Club
The Birthday Book Club was created to encourage reading while benefiting the STE library. Parents may join the club by making a $25 donation to the Birthday Book Club. In exchange for this donation, your child may select a new book, from a pre-selected group of appropriate fiction and non-fiction books, to donate to the library. The book is marked with a Birthday Book Club book plate in the child’s honor. In addition, Birthday Book Club student members receive a birthday card, bookmark, and goodie bag during the week of their birthday. Summer birthdays are observed on the half-birthday.
World Book Online
Destiny Online Catalog
HAISLN Reading List
Houston Public Library
Educator’s Reference Complete
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Gale Student Resources In Context
Literature Resource Center
National Geographic Kids
Oxford English Dictionary
Research in Context
Scribner Writers Online GVRL
Twaynes Authors Series
The library is open during the academic year:
Monday – Friday
7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The librarian may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.