Academics

Libraries

Libraries

Our libraries promote academic as well as recreational reading. Information retrieval skills, educational technology and traditional library skills are taught and utilized by all grades. These skills prepare students to be 21st century learners. Librarians partner with faculty to meet curriculum goals by providing resources and expertise. The heavily utilized facilities accommodate classes, provide for independent research, and host extracurricular activities.


The purpose of our libraries is

  • to develop a love of reading in every student
  • to provide each student with information retrieval skills
  • to support the curriculum taught in the classroom
Under the guidance of librarians and teachers, students learn to work alone and in groups as they develop critical thinking skills and effective study skills.

Lower School

Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Every class from Preschool through grade 5 has a regularly scheduled library period which includes either reading aloud or library skill instruction.  The library computers are available for student research and Accelerated Reader testing. A Makerspace, which includes a 3-D printer and laser cutter, allows students to learn, make, socialize and collaborate as they think and tinker.

Special Events


To promote reading and foster lifelong learning, the library hosts special events during the course of the school year.  These events and programs include:
  • Two Scholastic book fairs
  • Birthday Book Club
  • Family Reading Day (Read Across America)
  • National Library Month
  • Summer reading kick-off
  • Author visits

Upper School

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Upper School library is named in honor of the late Lady Eleanor Baird Kristensen whose generosity made this building possible. The Eleanor Baird Library is the repository for the school's history, which keeps our past a viable part of the school.

Special Events

The library hosts special events such as:
  • Hispanic Heritage Month/Native American Month
  • National Library Month
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Teen Read Week
  • Chinese New Year
  • Black History Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Holocaust History Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • Junior & Senior High Art Galleries

eBooks at HTEA

The HTEA libraries extend beyond a physical collection of titles into a wide array of eBooks, audiobooks, and more! This digital collection is available for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy on any eReader, tablet, phone, laptop, desktop or other device! Titles are checked out under the user's login ID, and at the end of the lending period, the titles automatically expire so there are never any late fees! Students at all grade levels have access to the digital library but younger students are limited to age-appropriate content.




Schoolwide Phone:
 321-723-8323
Fax - Lower School: 321-723-2553
Fax - Upper School: 321-241-6422
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