In addition to their classroom libraries, each student at PS166 visits the PS166 library throughout the year. Children in the lower grades visit the library every week, while children in the upper grades visit every other week or more often as needed. Children read and check out books to be returned at their next visit. PTA funding pays for a school librarian four days per week.
Our school librarian, Rachel Fremmer, leads the children in read-alouds, scavenger hunts, and book tournaments that encourage a love of reading. Department of Education-trained learning leaders assist the librarian with library lessons and help keep the library in working order.
We are very grateful to have recently won a total of over $500,000 from Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s Participatory Budget grant and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Capital Funding grant for a library expansion and renovation. We hope to complete this work in the summer of 2019.
Do you have children’s books in great condition that you’re looking to give away? Donate them to the PS 166 library. If the library doesn’t need them, the librarian will share with classroom teachers or donate them to another organization.
No torn books. No video game books.
Most requested titles/series include:
- Big Nate
- Captain Awesome
- Land of Stories
- Dork Diaries
- Dory Fantasmagor
- Geronimo Stilton
- Heroes in Trainin
- ANYTHING by author Rick Riordan
- My Weird School
- Whatever After
- Wings of Fire
- Graphic novels, especially those by Raina Telgemeier
Drop-off books in the Library on the 4th Floor. Questions? Email Rachel Fremmer.