Mrs. Rachel McDermott
The St. Ignatius library program seeks to foster a love of reading, promote life-long learning, and encourage independent library use.
The St. Ignatius School library serves over 200 students in grades Pre-K through 8th with over 10,000 items in inventory.
Preschool is visited weekly by the librarian to re-stock the shelves with fresh books and share stories and activities. Students in grades K-5 visit the library space twice a week to learn information literacy skills, check out books, use the library centers, and READ! Middle school students visit once a week for lessons on digital citizenship and effective research skills, as well as to check out independent reading books.
The library is managed by our school librarian Rachel McDermott, a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature.
Volunteers play an integral role in the maintenance of the library. Parents are able to earn fair share hours by helping Rachel shelve books, straighten shelves, or by volunteering during book fairs. Please email her if you are interested in volunteering.