Academics

Library

Grier’s Library is an information center that houses a high quality educational and recreational collection of physical and online resources freely available to students and teachers.

The library is conducive to individual or group reading, researching, and studying. Students may use the library during free periods, non-academic times, in the company of their teachers, and during evening study hall Sundays-Thursdays. In addition to daytime hours, the library is open most evenings and weekends.

Literacy Promotion

  • Borrow - Students may borrow books, magazines, audiobooks, eReaders, and DVDs from the Student Film Collection
  • Displays & Contests – the library features themed displays and contests throughout the year, sometimes linked to a teacher’s curriculum
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Awards (PAYRCA) program – As part of this statewide program, students read nominated books and vote for their favorite. The library offers prizes and other incentives for participation.
  • One Book, One School - We invite everybody in the Grier Community to read the same book during the course of the school year and celebrate with discussions and other related events.
  • Author Visits
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Library & Information Skills Instruction

Librarian, Rebecca Woolfrey, partners with teachers to offer annual library orientation and other research and information literacy instruction to students through their assigned classes. Instruction is based on the standards from the American Association of School Librarians for 21st Century Learners and helps prepare students for college-level research and become savvy information consumers.

Library Orientation


Introduces students to the library staff, space, and services. The main focus is the library’s software Destiny, which allows users to create their own logins, search for print and digital materials, access digital content, and manage accounts.

Other instruction topics:
  • Evaluating Web Sites for Credibility
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Using Online Databases
  • Paraphrasing
  • Introduction to the Research Assignment
  • Citation Using NoodleTools
  • Note-taking and Outlines with NoodleTools
  • eBooks and eReaders

Meet the Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Rebecca Woolfrey 

    Library Department Chair
    Website Manager
    Bio
  • Dani Keith 

    Library Assistant
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Phone: 814-684-3000 | Fax: 814-684-2177