Augusta Preparatory Day School has two full-service libraries and librarians to meet the needs of our students and faculty. The Lower School Library serves our youngest students as they progress through the fourth grade, and the Baird Library meets the needs of our students from fifth through twelfth grades. Both librarians continuously engage in professional development as the world of Library Science rapidly evolves. Our students are well  grounded in reading fundamentals while being trained for a digitally-driven world.

Lower School Library

Augusta Prep encourages in children a love of both reading and  learning. By incorporating library into the curriculum, students are exposed to books and database use at an early age. The Lower School Library program familiarizes children with the layout of a multi-functional library, as well as how to work cooperatively within the library environment. In addition, students are taught a respect of books and computers, the proper care of resources, listening skills, library organization, the Dewey Decimal system, and research skills.

Upper & Middle School Library

Augusta Prep continues to encourage students’ love of reading and learning in Middle School and Upper School through both formalized and independent library access.  Baird Library has two fiction sections, one for our Middle School readers and one for our Upper School students. Middle School students heavily use the library to select fiction material during lunch and for Sustained Silent Reading, which occurs each day after lunch in their classrooms. Upper School students use the library throughout the day for independent or group work during study halls, and for research and class projects in the Phelon Collaboration Center.

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  • Photo of Kirsten Pylant

    Kirsten Pylant 

    Head Librarian
  • Photo of Elinor Tyre

    Elinor Tyre 

    Lower School Media Specialist
Augusta Preparatory Day School is an independent, college preparatory school serving children ages 2 through Grade 12 from the greater Augusta-Aiken area. Augusta Prep seeks to enroll a group of diverse students. We follow an open admission policy, whereby qualified candidates are admitted without regard to religion, race, nationality, economic background, or ethnic origin.