Library Collection

General Information



The Library’s mission is to provide students, teachers, and the entire Kenmore community with a collection of print and digital resources that support and enhance the middle school curriculum while encouraging a lifelong love of reading and learning.


The Kenmore Library strives to have a diverse and inclusive collection that represents the Kenmore community and provides opportunities to learn about other perspectives. Students have the freedom to choose and read books that interest them. We do not restrict or censor student’s choices; therefore, we encourage adults to have conversations with their students about what they are reading.


The Kenmore Library contains more than 20,000 print and digital resources that support school wide curriculum and encourage independent reading. Our collection includes:

  • Fiction (adventure, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, realistic fiction and science fiction selections)
  • Short Stories
  • Picture Books
  • High Interest YA collections
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography
  • Graphic Novels
  • Reference (almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias)
  • World languages
  • Periodicals, including The Washington Post, USA Today and The Arlington Sun-Gazette newspapers, plus more than 30 magazines covering a wide range of subjects and interests

Inter-Library Loans (ILL’s) (not available during remote learning)

Arlington public school libraries cooperate with each other by allowing students and staff from one school to borrow library materials from another school.  These requests must be made through the Librarians at the respective schools.  All regular policies regarding borrowing privileges also apply to Inter-Library Loans.