Special Programs

Library Learning Commons

The Open Window Library Learning Commons (LLC) is a welcoming space where students are nurtured in their lifelong passion for reading and equipped to become adept, ethical navigators of information.
Spanning from foundational information literacy skills in kindergarten to advanced research techniques in middle school, the LLC serves as an invaluable educational resource. Our learning commons model ensures that the LLC team and resources are accessible to the entire school community throughout the day, fostering ongoing collaboration with teachers to seamlessly integrate literature appreciation and research skills into meaningful learning experiences.

In the LLC, you'll find a curated collection of print and e-books, as well as database subscriptions tailored to cater to the needs of our gifted readers. These materials strike a balance between challenge and age-appropriateness, captivating young minds while nurturing their literary growth.

As students progress through middle school, our information literacy program delves into advanced search engine techniques, citation creation, website quality evaluation, paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism, effective notetaking, and the art of outlining, among other skills. This instruction is seamlessly integrated into language arts, social studies, and science classes, ensuring that students acquire skills that are immediately applicable to their coursework. Moreover, the LLC is always open to students, offering a tranquil workspace, flexible collaborative zones, one-on-one research support, or simply a cozy spot to unwind with a captivating book.


The LLC has a print and e-book collection of more than 8,000 titles as well as database subscriptions targeted to meet the needs of gifted learners. The collection is curated with a focus on diversity of our community, student interest, and a world window. It is also curated to reflect the identities of students and peers.


The Open Window School Library Learning Commons (LLC) provides an inviting setting that focuses on three primary goals:
  1. Curiosity-driven information seeking,
  2. Joyful lifelong reading,
  3. Conscientious critical thinkers and users of information.
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.