Inspiring Lifelong Learning
The Robinson Memorial Library provides services to support inquiring minds and the academic, artistic, and recreational needs of the staff, students, and broader school community. The library promotes 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.
STE students entering first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the Lower School Summer Reading Program. Download a first and second grade sheet or a third through fifth grade sheet, complete it over the summer, and turn it in to the library during the first week of school.
For summer reading ideas, visit the following:
- Texas Library Association 2×2 Reading List
- HAISLN Recommended Reading Lists
- Texas Library Association Texas Bluebonnet Award List
Our library provides print and online resources to support STE’s curriculum. Databases and other resource links can be found on the right side of this page.
Need help with research and citing resources? Visit the library or contact a librarian below.
Programs and Lessons
Kindergarten Bridge and Kindergarten students visit the library for story time. Students in first through fifth grade have regular library classes during which they learn library, information, and technology skills that support 21st century learning.
Middle and upper school students participate in periodic research familiarization lessons to complement specific class-assigned projects.
Support the Library
The STE community is invited to support the library through the Birthday Book Club. Proceeds from this program benefits the library and library programming.
The Book Fair takes place each November, just in time for holiday shopping. During the Book Fair, students, parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends of STE are invited to purchase books from the Fair’s extensive offerings. Attendees are also asked to consider donating a book to the library or classroom. These donations help the school grow its collection of books.
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.
STE Class Resources
World Book Online
Destiny Online Catalog
HAISLN Reading List
Houston Public Library
International Children’s Digital Library
Oxford English Dictionary
Washington Post (STE campus only)
The library is open during the academic year:
Monday – Friday
7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.