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 phone: (914) 949-6968




Stephanie Dunn
Supervisor of Library Services



Joan Girardi

Joan Girardi
Westchester Lower School Librarian




Suzanne Mechem
Westchester Middle School Library Assistant



Helen Prichett

Helen Prichett
Manhattan Campus Librarian





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The Windward School Library

Mission Statement

The goal of the Windward Library is to provide materials and an instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities as well as resources for Windward teachers.

Library Collection

  • Librarians carefully select materials to meet the interests, learning styles and reading abilities of the students.
  • All libraries contain a broad range of fiction and non-fiction books that appeal to readers who range from the emergent to the more proficient.
  • The librarians collaborate with the curriculum coordinators and teachers to ensure that books, periodicals, reference sources and databases cover all content areas.

Library Instruction

  • Students attend library classes once a week to acquire information literacy skills.
  • The library instructional program is sequential and includes opportunities to review and build upon previously learned skills.
  • Library instruction also reinforces the social studies curriculum.


Book Fair

Sponsored by the Windward Parents Association, the Windward Book Fair is held at all three campuses in November.  Many opportunities to volunteer at your child's book fair are available.




Author Visits

Westchester Lower School

Noted children’s author/illustrator Meghan McCarthy visited the Windward Westchester Lower School, on March 8, 2017. Ms. McCarthy is best known for her nonfiction books including Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton; Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum; and City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male.

In preparation for the visit, many of Ms. McCarthy’s entertaining and informative books were shared with students during library period. Additionally, each student received an autographed copy of Ms. McCarthy’s book, The Astronaut Handbook. We are grateful to the Windward Parents Association for sponsoring Ms. McCarthy’s visit.


Westchester Middle School

The entire Westchester Middle School Community welcomed author Doreen Rappaport to the Westchester Middle School campus on March 13, 2017. 

Ms. Rappaport is an award-winning author of forty-eight fiction and non-fiction books that celebrate multiculturalism, the retelling of folktales and myths, history, the lives of world leaders and the stories of those she calls ‘not-yet-celebrated.’

We are grateful to the Windward Parents Association for its commitment to enhancing the education of our students in sponsoring Ms. Rappaport's visit.


Manhattan Campus

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, award-winning author Doreen Rappaport visited Manhattan to present to students in grades 2-7. 

Ms. Rappaport's books have received critical acclaim and awards for her unique ability to combine historical facts with intimate storytelling, and for finding ‘new  ways to present the lives of well-known heroes‚’ like Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller and the Statue of Liberty. 

Ms. Rappaport's visit was provided through the generosity of the Windward Parents Association. 











Westchester Lower School      13 Windward Avenue 
                                                White Plains, NY 10605
Westchester Middle School      40 West Red Oak Lane 
                                                White Plains, NY 10604
Manhattan Lower and               212 East 93rd Street 
Middle Schools                         New York, NY 10128