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 that provides a wealth of print and electronic learning 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 1:30 p.m. Until further notice, all meetings will be online. All St. Stephen's parents and alumni are welcome to join us! Please email cbartek@sstx.org for a link to these virtual meetings. The dates and books chosen for the 2020-2021 academic year are:

September 9 - This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
October 14 -   The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
November 11 -  Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
December 9 -  NOTE: this meeting is a VIRTUAL Holiday Celebration at 5:30 p.m.  We will discuss a "classic" book of the reader's choice 
January 13 - 
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
February 10 -
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett  
March 24 - 
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 
April 14 - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
May 12 - Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro




* 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.  Due to Covid-19, our Grandparents' Day book fair will not be held in March, 2021. Check back 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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Phone: (512) 327-1213