Pat Troy Media Center

A Vibrant Space to Learn and Grow

From read-alouds to research projects, our Lower School library nurtures students from preschool through fifth grade to develop a lifelong love of reading while learning critical information literacy, comprehension and organization skills. Whether students want to answer a question, learn about the world and each other, or take a journey in someone else's shoes, our library is a place where curiosity and creativity soar.

Buzzing with Bookish Energy

Every member of our community is welcome in the Lower School library. We offer a robust collection of resources for all developmental levels including fiction and nonfiction books, access to World Book Online, and Playaway Audiobooks.

About the Library

A Place for Everyone

Our librarians strive to make every student feel known and valued — whether that means helping with literacy skills, recommending books or just talking about what’s going on in their lives. They work closely with teachers to create unique experiences for our students to engage with reading and books. And they provide a comfortable space for students to express themselves and spend time with one another.

Our entire library staff works together to create a sense of unity among our students, seeking out opportunities for student collaboration across grade levels and campuses.

Our Mission

Severn School Libraries collaborate with teachers across disciplines to prepare students for their futures. Through their support of the school’s curriculum, the Libraries ensure that Severn graduates are skilled and ethical users of information. The Libraries foster the love of reading and lifelong learning by maintaining a robust collection that caters to diverse backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and opinions. Click here for our collection development policy.
Librarian Ms. Kristen Kwisnek

Meet Ms. Kwisnek!

Ms. Kristen Kwisnek is our helpful librarian who makes the library such a welcoming and joyful place. From creating reading games for our littlest learners to helping older students with research and finding a book that's just right, she can do it all. Can you guess her costume for Halloween this year? The Hungry Caterpillar, of course! 
(410) 647-7701 x 2034

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146