Francis Hart Ewers Library Media Center

Library Staff

Jeannine Barber, East Lyme High School Library Media Specialist
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Christine Maxfield, Library Assistant
Janice Dargel , Library Assistant

About Us

The Library Media Center is dedicated to a former English teacher, Frances Hart Ewers, who loved reading and libraries. It is open to students during the regular school day, before school, after school and during lunch for their information, reading and technology needs. Students and staff are always encouraged to use the Media Center resources and to seek assistance from the staff.

Hours: M-F 7:00AM - 3:00PM


Our mission at the Frances Hart Ewers Library is to support the development of literacy and research skills for staff and students and to nurture the love of reading for all by providing a wide range of reading material that will interest any reader at any level.


The staff and services at the Frances Hart Ewers Library Media Center support student learning with numerous resources. We maintain a collection of over 30,000 books, 40 magazine titles and a collection of reference eBooks. The library also subscribes to a variety of online databases, which provide students around the clock access from home or school to high quality information sources that will support their research. Click on the LibGuides link above to connect to any of these resources. Look for the Research Project Resource tab.

Learning Space

The Library Media Center is an extremely active learning commons. Teachers and students have access to workrooms, conference rooms and a variety of computer labs and these spaces are utilized on a daily basis. We also have available to staff and students 3 laptop carts and one class set of iPads that can be loaned out to the classroom. Our Viking Forge space provides a flexible working area with a variety of STEAM products that students are encouraged to use in their free time.

East Lyme Public School District is a member of Discovery Education, and participates in their comprehensive, web-based library of digital resources and movies.

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