Welcome to the AOC Library!

The students, staff and I are very proud of our library. The books as well as the shelves, circulation desk, and computer system are less than a year old.
The library has over 4,600 books. That's about eight books per student! Last school year there almost 10,000 books circulations. On average, each student read 200 library books.

AOC library has a partnership with the Queens Public Library to provide each teacher and student with their own public library card. Through the My Library NYC program, teachers can order sets of books to be delivered to the school. Students and staff are able to access online databases for research.

Every week students in grades K-2 come to the library to hear a story, find books to read for pleasure or information and checking the book out to read in the classroom or at home. Students in grades 3-5 come to the library to learn how to research topics for the Project Based Learning activities. They also learn how to find books to read for pleasure and information.
Students can use one of 14 iMacs for research, learning letters and numbers, viewing videos and taking photos.
With regular library and technology classes going on, drop-in students coming in to check out books, as well as teachers working with small groups of students, our library is possibly one of the busiest classrooms in the school.

Dennis Schroeder
Library/Technology Specialist

Maria Moran
Library/Spanish Assistant

News from the Library

  • Queens Library Cards

    Applications for Queens Public Library cards are available from Mr. Schroeder in the library or for download here. Students have access to millions of resources and download e-books. They can check out books for two weeks and are able to "read down" any fines they accrue.

  • iPads

    Students are using classroom iPads for Raz-Kids, IXL and other fun learning activities!

  • Voting

    We have books about voting, government and citizenship in the library