Library Media Center

... support students and teachers’ learning

Berlin's Library Media Centers are designed to engage students in innovative and challenging learning opportunities that inspire and foster their appreciation for literature, critical thinking skills, and a respect for others, self and the world. We guide our students in their literacy skill development to become not only lifelong readers but also successful consumers, users and creators of information. Ongoing collaboration with classroom teachers facilitates the extension of classroom learning and our print and digital collections are reflective of student interests and curriculum. At all grade levels we are committed to providing access to quality education, information, literature and technology, to help our students become active, responsible and contributing members of the community in which they live, learn, and grow.

Welcome to the Thomas F. Galvin Library Media Center. Our purpose is to support students and teachers’ learning. Through collaborative plans we help students achieve success in class projects.  

  • Through our collection of books, databases, and other reference materials, we support independent learning and creating.
  • Through our collections of non-fiction, fiction, graphic literature, and periodicals we support independent reading and career exploration.  
  • Through our professional collection, we support teachers’ self improvement and research.
  • With our flexible space and available resources, we provide a common space for meeting, studying, and creating.  The Writing Lab is currently located in the Media Center. In addition, the School Newspaper, Literary Magazine, and Gamers' Club use the Media Center as base.
  • Through Mrs. Jennifer Niro, Technology Integration Specialist, the Library/Media Center provides technical assistance to students and staff.  Mrs. Niro also directly supports BHS' 1:1 Chromebook Initiative, providing advice, technical support, and Chromebook lenders to students.


Rachel Rice

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 860-828-6577 x2002 and x2021


  • Library Hours M-F 7 am - 3:15 pm
  • Students may use library resources with a pass from a teacher
  • Students in an assigned study must present their teacher pass to the study teacher before coming to the library
  • Books may be checked out for three weeks. 
  • Books can be renewed in the library, or at home

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