PS 163 Library
Our kids use the library ONLY if we have volunteers to run it. Read books, shelve books, act out books, do data entry. If you like lasers, we have a scanner you can use for a good cause :)
Volunteer once a week for 40 minutes, half a day, full days, slip in and out in ten minutes ... whatever works, we need you!
Please add your name to the roster!
About the Library
The PS 163 Library is home to a collection of over 10,000 books and magazines for students and staff, including books in Spanish. The library is parent-run in the absence of a school librarian: parents volunteer to read to classes, circulate books, and maintain a fun and enjoyable space that nurtures a love of reading and imagination. Here you’ll find superheroes, poets, space travelers, unicorns, historians—and more!
All classes visit the library once a week for read-alouds and to check out books to take home with a school library card they make themselves. The library has a healthy budget for purchasing new books every school year, ensuring our collection is up-to-date and reflective of student lives as well as curriculum needs. The library was fortunate to undergo a renovation in 2017 from a grant from then-Councilman Mark Levine, so you’ll find a slated display wall, modern check-out counter, colorful tables, and comfy seating for all kinds of bookworms.
Our library volunteers also coordinate PS 163 Book Fairs each year! These are terrific opportunities for students, families, and staff to learn about and purchase new books and other products, all while supporting the library and school.