Library

The Allen and Elizabeth Becker Library is a vibrant center for research, study and collaboration at the heart of St. Stephen’s campus.

The St. Stephen's Becker Library is a welcoming environment and provides a wealth of print and electronic resources to our whole community.

Becker Library provides computers for general use and wireless service throughout the building. Our onsite computer lab is a useful space for classes, meetings and conferences. We take great pride in our print collection and enjoy making reading recommendations to all.

Our librarians teach information literacy skills, collaborate with instructors, and assist classes and individuals with all aspects of research. Throughout the year, we plan special programming for the community. Library outreach includes orientation sessions, academic strategy sessions, author visits, student field trips, fun literary events and book discussion groups.

To contact our librarians, please email Cynthia Bartek (cbartek@sstx.org) or Michelle Andrews (mandrews@sstx.org).  For general research questions, please use the Becker Library Help Desk Form

Friends Of Becker Library

The Friends of Becker Library Committee includes all parents who volunteer in various ways to support the library. The committee plans and supports major school-wide events, including book fairs and the biennial Literary Festival.

Parent and Alumni Book Group

The Parent and Alumni Book Group meets one Wednesday each month at 12:30 p.m. All St. Stephen's parents and alumni are welcome to join us! Please email cbartek@sstx.org for more information. The dates and books chosen for the 2023-2024 academic year are:

September 13 - Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
October 11 - Trust by Hernan Diaz
November 8
- Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
December 13 - A Classic of the Reader's Choice  
January 10 - The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann
February 14 - The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
March 20 -  The Fraud by Zadie Smith
April 10 -  Awake with Asashoryu and Other Essays by Elisabeth Sharp McKetta
May 8 - North Woods by Daniel Mason




* Here is a list of our reading selections from past years.

Becker Library Book Fair

Becker Library sponsors book fairs with our community partner, BookPeople.  With the help of our Friends of Becker Library volunteers, we plan a yearly holiday book fair and also one to coincide with Grandparents' Day. Check the library calendar for future book fair dates!

Becker Library Literary Festival

Another exciting event sponsored by the Friends of Becker Library is the biennial Literary Festival.  The Literary Festival features a wide variety of notable writers who visit St. Stephen's and give presentations about the craft of writing to our students. Every student attends two presentations of their choice.  This popular literary event enriches the whole St. Stephen's community.
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