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Welcome to the Padua Franciscan Patricia M. Zane Memorial Library

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School Librarian & Media Specialist
Mrs. A. Frech
B.A. – English, Cleveland State University
M.L.I.S. – Kent State University
afrech@paduafranciscan.com
440-845-2444 x142

Welcome to the Padua Franciscan Patricia M. Zane Memorial Library.  Our Library has grown through the years from a humble reading room to a vital resource area available to students, classes, teachers, faculty, administration, and staff.  The Padua Library strives to provide resources and materials that will enrich, supplement, and support the present curriculum as well as meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs and interests of all individuals.

The Mission & Goal of the Padua Franciscan Patricia M. Zane Memorial Library
The curricular mission of the Padua Library program is to promote the intellectual freedom of the students it serves by providing the resources and information needed as students acquire and explore the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to achieve academic excellence and to become active, effective, responsible, and ethical users of information both within and beyond the walls of Padua Franciscan High School.  Beyond its curricular vision, the Padua Library strives to promote a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning and an understanding of information literacy.

The Library offers a quiet working environment before, during, and after school for students and faculty to work individually or with classes or groups.  The Librarian is always available to assist students or faculty with research or with locating resources of any kind.

Library Use
The Padua Library is available for use before, during, and after school during posted hours.  Students may sign up to come to the Library during their assigned Study Hall.

Library Hours
Monday thru Thursday    7:30 – 3:30 (or later)
Friday                                 7:30 – 3:00 (or later)
Use During Study Hall    Sign up in the Library by the morning of the Study Hall

                                The Patricia M. Zane Memorial Library