Library

Olney Friends School

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The Olney Friends School Library includes over 9,900 volumes and about 35 current magazines and newspapers in its physical location in the heart of the Main Building. The online catalog also serves as portal to a wide range of electronic resources through INFOhio, a school library consortium providing sixteen online databases with full-text access to thousands of periodicals. A professional librarian provides information literacy instruction and reference service; purchases library and classroom materials to support an evolving curriculum; and manages library operations, training students to assist with routine tasks as community service. Several desktop computers, wired and wireless internet access, a black-and-white printer and photocopier, and a color printer are all dedicated for student use.

Olney students are also eligible for accounts at the local public library, which is within walking distance. These borrowing privileges gain access to materials from over 150 Ohio public libraries and inter-library loan through OhioLINK, a consortium of eighty-four Ohio college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio.

The librarian welcomes book purchase recommendations from students and staff! Recent acquisitions include:

– Quakernomics: An Ethical Capitalism by Mike King
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene
The Archaeology of the Bible by James K. Hoffmeier
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein
In Other Words: the Science and Psychology of Second-Language Acquisition by Ellen Bialystok and Kenji Hakuta
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Sustainable Materials with Both Eyes Open by Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan M. Cullen
Rabble in Arms by Kenneth Roberts
Attachments: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell

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April 25 - May 01
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  • 25
    25.April.Monday

    First Goat Kids are Due

    All day
    Mon, Apr 2016
    Our goats are scheduled to begin having young ones, if mother nature follows a precise calendar.  
  • 26
    26.April.Tuesday
    No events
  • 27
    27.April.Wednesday

    Ohio Envirothon

    All day
    Wed, Apr 2016
    On Wednesday, April 27th, Olney will send two teams of five to a high school competition testing knowledge of wildlife, aquatic ecology, forestry, and soils. This year's theme is invasive species.
  • 28
    28.April.Thursday
    No events
  • 29
    29.April.Friday

    Community Morning

    8:45 am-12:40 pm
    Fri, Apr 2016
    Olney Friends School, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, OH 43713, United States
    8:45-9:45 am: Faculty Meeting, Self-Gov9:45-10:45 am: Community Meeting followed by All-School Sing10:45 am-12:00 pm: All-School Project 

    Poetry Slam 2016

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Fri, Apr 2016
    Poetry Slam is an annual tradition at Olney Friends School. Each year, students and faculty perform some of their favorite poetic works. This year's event takes place on Friday, April 29th.
  • 30
    30.April.Saturday
    No events
  • 01
    01.May.Sunday
    No events

Olney Friends School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school offering individualized instruction in small class settings for grades 9-12.

Phone: 740-425-3655

Fax: 740-359-4015

The Main Office is staffed seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. till about 10:00 p.m. when school is in session. The administrator on call is available for emergencies 24 hours a day during the school year at 740-359-4015.

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