Pat Troy Media Center


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.
I ask ‘What do you like to read? What kinds of things do you like to do?’ That starts the dialogue. I value my students' interests and that establishes trust between us — to be a keeper of that trust is a huge honor for me. I support them with reading they'll enjoy, but that also helps expand their thinking. There’s no place I’d rather be.

— Lower School Librarian

A Vibrant Space to Learn and Grow

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.

Buzzing with Bookish Energy


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.

Severn School Librarians

List of 4 members.

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