The Denver Academy libraries offer access to a wide variety of print, non-print, and electronic materials. Our historic Chapel Library houses resources for Lower School students, and our High School Media Center and computer lab is geared towards Upper School students.
Resources offered include nonfiction materials, class novels and other fiction materials, audiobooks, ebooks, DVDs, and magazines. Full-text online databases offer access to print and video resources, and instruction on the utilization of all library resources is offered to students individually or within groups.
We strive to help students develop critical thinking and media literacy skills. Our goal is that students will be comfortable in libraries and that they will have the skills needed to continue on as lifelong library users. For more information on library services, please visit Mrs. Gutierrez’s site.
Jolene Gutiérrez, Denver Academy Librarian, joined DA in 1995. Prior to working in Denver Academy’s library, she worked at Caliche High School’s library and Sterling Public Library. She received her Master’s degree in Library Science in 1998 from Emporia State University. She’s loved books since she read A Horse Called Dragon by Lynn Hall in 2nd grade, and she’s loved writing since her 2nd grade teacher typed up some of her stories and “published” them for her. She self-published a young adult novel in 2011 and continues to write children’s books. One of her favorite things in the world is connecting students to the just-right book that will transform them into lifelong readers.
Fielding Twarogowski joined Denver Academy in 2016 as the library assistant. In 2014 she received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon. Amelia Bedelia was Fielding’s favorite series as a child and ignited her love for reading. In addition to reading she enjoys writing poetry, exploring Denver’s art and music scene, and traveling. Fielding loves to work with children and is so happy to be part of such an amazing community.
Denver Academy is a private school for diverse learners in grades 1-12, located in Denver, CO. DA inspires and empowers students with learning differences through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.