• The School District of Clayton Libraries are an integral part of the District’s total program. They function as the center of information for the schools. The programming encourages patrons to use, produce and evaluate information, to become lifelong learners, and to become responsible citizens in our democracy. The library program provides free and equitable access to information in a variety of formats, promotes literacy and recreational reading, and provides leadership in using resources to access, use and evaluate information for the enhancement of learning.

    Listed below are the Enduring Understandings of the Library curriculum.  These are statements that summarize important ideas and core processes that are central to a discipline and have lasting value beyond the classroom.
    Enduring Understandings
    • Libraries can be used to find information in many formats on a wide variety of topics.
    • Researching is a way to increase knowledge base and knowledge can help inform decisions.
    • Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
    • Ethical behavior in the use of information is important.
    • Technology skills are crucial for learning both now and in the future.
    • Reading literature, in a wide variety of formats, inspires new ideas and empathy.
    • A library is a place that is physically inviting and that encourages exploration, experimentation, and expansion of knowledge.