Lower School Library

Located within the Annie Richardson Bass Lower School, the LS Library supports the reading and curricular interests of the division with over 14,000 volumes. Students attend the library weekly to hear stories that inspire literature appreciation and for instruction in research skills. Research projects are taught throughout the year in conjunction with the classroom teacher.

Library Hours

Lower School Library
7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily during regularly scheduled library classes.

Moncrief Library 
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
daily*
*During early release days, the Moncrief Library will close one hour after the last division is dismissed.

Circulation Policy

  • K students: One book until Winter Break, after which they may check out two
  • First Grade: up to four books
  • Second Grade: up to six books
  • Third Grade: up to six books
  • Fourth Grade: up to four books

Good Fit Books

The library encourages students to choose “Good Fit” books. This term was coined by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser in their book, Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades (2006). Using the analogy of wearing clothing and shoes that are neither too big nor too small, students learn to try on books for size before checking them out.

Reading Programs

The library participates in several reading programs designed to build excitement about reading.

FWCD’s Birthday Book Club is a great way to celebrate your child’s birthday or another child’s birthday by donating a book to the library.

The child chooses from a preselected group of new books. A bookplate dedicating it to the birthday child is placed inside the book and the honored student is the first person to check it out!

Celebrate an FWCD student by making a Birthday Book Club selection online today!

Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of the Lower School Library staff. Volunteers assist with check-outs, shelving, and other library projects. Contact Melissa Hickman, library assistant, for more information.

Lost Book Policy

All borrowers are responsible for the safe and timely return of library materials. An item is considered lost 60 days after the due date. A minimum fine of $25 for hardback books and $15 for paperback books will be charged if the item is not returned.

Summer Reading

The Lower School uses a Blackout Bingo card to help students read a variety of books over summer break. The reading categories serve two purposes: to encourage students to use the library catalog or browse the shelves to find books of interest and to encourage students to read different genres. Our library is open during the summer hours from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to help families find books to complete their Blackout Bingo cards. For more information about FWCD's summer reading program, visit https://fwcd.libguides.com/2021summerreading.

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Tammy Wolford

    Mrs. Tammy Wolford 

    Head Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3625
    University of North Texas - MLS
    Northern IL University - BS.Ed
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    Mrs. Melissa Hickman 

    Library Assistant, Lower School Reading Specialist
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3717
    Texas Christian University - BA
    Texas Wesleyan University - M.Ed.
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.