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Lower School girls check out books in the library

The St. Mark's Library is located on the second floor of our campus, where it provides students with a warm and engaging space to read, study, research, create, and relax. Boasting over 15,000 volumes, the St. Mark's Library is a well-stocked and well-loved place on our campus; St. Mark's students love to read!

By providing the best collection possible, our librarians aim to foster a lifelong love of books, libraries, and reading. Maintaining a multitude of materials that support school curriculum, a culture of diversity, and interdisciplinary units, our library offers quality readers’ advisory and reference services. Our librarians share not only a passion for reading, but also a high level of creativity, which allows them to offer special programming to promote a love of reading. Our Seekers through 1st Grade Librarian also teaches technology to students in Pre-K through 1st grade, and our 2nd through 8th Grade Librarian is a middle school advisor and leads electives focused on STEM and tinkering in the adjacent Parent Guild Idea Lab. Our librarians believe strongly in the library being a place for information sharing and connection, where students may experience a fearless pursuit of knowledge. In addition, the library enjoys a dedicated group of parent volunteers who help to make our library program very successful.

Visiting the Library

Reading Lists

View age-appropriate reading lists from HAISLN (Houston Area Independent School Library Network), click here.

The 2X2 Reading List consists of picture book titles chosen by the Texas Library Association and recommended for children, age two to grade two.

In addition, students entering the 3rd through 6th grade should check out Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees. 3rd Grade students should read or listen to 8 or more of the 20, and  4th – 6th graders should read or listen to 10 or more in order to qualify for the Bluebonnet Breakfast in early March.

6th – 8th graders may participate in the Texas Lone Star Award program. Any 6th – 8th grader who reads 6 or more of the Lone Star titles will be invited to the  annual Lone Star Sundae Bar in the spring semester.

Meet Our Librarians

Laurie Mitchell

Laurie Mitchell

Kristin Uptmor

Kristin Uptmor

Primary School and Lower School Librarian; Primary School Technology Teacher