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Becker Library supports the St. Stephen's community as it promotes effective and responsible use of information.  With its comprehensive collection of books, numerous online databases, and generous selection of periodicals, the library provides a welcoming environment for scholarly research and recreational reading. 

Celebrate your love of reading in February at Becker Library!  Get ready to meet a new favorite book!  Our goal is to get everyone reading this month.  

We will feature a special Middle School "Book Tasting" party on February 20th in the library from 4-5 p.m. RSVP now with library staff to join in the fun!  New reads, tasty snacks, personal reading recommendations...what could be better?

Upper School students - save the date!  We will set you up on a speed dating circuit with lots of great new books!  Enjoy refreshments with us.  Your special reading match awaits you on Friday, February 24th in the library from 4-5 p.m.

Everyone in the St. Stephen's community will be getting reading "love notes" from the library crew.  Be on the lookout!  Reading love is in the air!

Literary Festival 2017!

On January 25, 2017, a stellar lineup of authors and creative types came to the St. Stephen's campus for our Literary Festival!  Guest presenters led student groups in small sessions intended to illuminate and inspire our students and also to celebrate the art of writing in all its forms.  All students had the opportunity to attend two sessions of their choice.  

Pictured above are our Literary Festival presenters:

Front row (L-R): Sean Petrie, Bobby Hawthorne, Michael Hurd, Michael Moore, Jessica Luther, Edward Carey, Keith Maitland, David Fruchter
Row 2: Chris Tomlinson, Leticia Urieta, Carolyn Cohagan '90
Row 3: Rene S. Perez II, Skip Hollandsworth, Ben Sargent, S. Craig Watkins
Row 4: Douglas Brinkley, Festival Chair Evan Smith, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Ernest Cline
Not Pictured: Traci Chee, William Kamkwamba

*Special thanks to our Chairs, Evan Smith, Laurie Orman, and Mary Beth Jester.  
Photo credit:  Christopher Caselli '82.

Becker Library Holiday Book Fair and Haitian Marketplace
December 1st & 2nd 8am - 5pm in Helm Fine Arts Center

Shop for books, Haitian art, and gifts for everyone on your holiday list!  Free gift wrapping available. 

20% of book sales benefit Becker Library.  All sales from the Haitian Marketplace benefit St. Etienne, our partner school in Haiti. 

Don't miss out!  Mark your calendars!
Becker Library Gets Spooky!

Spooky stories, wicked poems, strange music...oh my!  

Stop by Becker Library on Halloween for an ALL-DAY Scarefest.

Faculty, staff, and students will share creepy tales that will make your skin crawl.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Ms. Bartek (
Academic Strategies for International Students

Becker Library kicked off the fall for our International students by offering special programming in collaboration with our International Department.  Our "Academic Strategies" session featured special tips for transitioning into St. Stephen's, including:

*  Information about academic honesty
*  Time management tips
*  Suggestions for success in our rigorous academic environment
*  Pointers for personal wellness and stress management

On October 10th and 24th, Becker Library will offer research skills workshops to all new International Spartans!  "Power Research Skills" will include instruction in database use, proper citation, and web evaluation.  

Welcome 2016


Michelle Andrews, Assistant Librarian
  • Recent Read: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
  • Favorite Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Hobbies & Interests: Documentaries, yoga and camping.

Peter Menacker. Library Assistant
  • Recent Read: 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
  • Favorite Author: J.M. Coetzee
  • Hobbies & Interests: Running, classical music and cooking.
Reading Recommendations

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Cynthia Bartek, Head Librarian, recommends Heap House by Edward Carey 

Ling Allen, Library Assistant, recommends The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Becker Makerspace: Create, Invent & Learn with us!
  • Programming (Arduino)
  • Sewing Challenges
  • Crafting Resources
  • Lots and Lots of DIY
Library Hours
Mon - Thurs  7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday             7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                      and 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday              1:30 - 3:30 PM
Sunday                1:30 - 3:30 PM
                       and 8 PM - 10 PM
Becker Library Team