Our school library is staffed by a licensed, certified Library Media Specialist and a paraprofessional. We have been selected by Robin Hood and the NYC Department of Education for the "L!brary Initiative." This is a grant that included building a new library and filling it with 7,000 new books. The library has extended hours and encompasses the school population as well as the community. This coming year's goal is to increase the instruction and practice of information literacy. Our Library Media Center will provide staff development, student whole-group instruction, student small group instruction and individual student instruction.