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Butler-Spencer Library: Community

MICDS Lower School Library Resources

New Artwork

New 'pandemic' artwork coming soon to the Lower School Library

Over the 2020 summer, many Americans unfortunately lost work due to economic shutdown surrounding COVID-19.  Mrs. Lee and Mr. Buffington were able to support one such individual by purchasing artwork for the Library.

After her job teaching theater in Chicago was put on pause, Ms. Addie Hubbard turned to her art skills as a means of income and began selling paintings and other items to friends, family, and local supporters.

Mrs. Lee and Mr. Buffington were happy with the chance to support a local artist, and look forward to displaying this 'Dr. Seuss' themed artwork in the Library office area in the 20-21 school year!

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Book Fair

THANK YOU for a successful Scholastic Book Fair!

(Tuesday April 23rd through Friday April 26th, 2019)


Book Fair Proceeds will help fund new books and resources in the Butler-Spencer Library next year. Please check back to see Scholastic funds at work, and new book fair information.

Seesaw at MICDS

Parents, students, and faculty:

The Lower School Library is now included on Seesaw.

Please log in and look at the 'Library' folder within each grade to check out your students' assignments and good work with our Librarians!

Kwame Alexander

On November 4th 2019, third grade through eighth grade enjoyed an engaging author visit from Kwame Alexander.  Thank you to everyone who helped (especially our middle school Librarians) with this amazing opportunity!

Scholastic Funds At Work...

Recently, (in addition to many books) some Scholastic Book Fair funds have been put to excellent use with the new 'Cover One' machine, made available through Scholastic's online catalog.

This new machine restores and repairs books which have been heavily used by students.  Many tattered books have already been given new life thanks to this new technology.

Students may go on reading books year after year thanks to this new machine in the Butler-Spencer Library!



Most recently, additional Scholastic funds have been used to provide a beautiful new rug for the Lower School Library.  The new rug is bigger than the last, in order to better accommodate and serve our growing Beasley students!

St. Louis Puzzle

The Library now displays a new piece of artwork built by middle school friends in Extended Day!

The (285 piece) 3D model of the St. Louis Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse can be found right above our collection of books about St. Louis!


This is a friendly reminder that all books and materials checked out of the Lower School Library must be returned by the due date.

Overdue reminders may be e-mailed to patrons weekly. 

Thank you so much!


Volunteer Opportunities

Parent and family volunteers are welcome to help with tasks in the Lower School Library.  If interested, please reach out to Mrs. Lee (Librarian) to plan a visit.

Thank you!


The Butler-Spencer Library is happy to accept any unused or outgrown books and media materials from MICDS families.

Books that are donated will be used in the Lower School Library, the greater MICDS community, or re-gifted to elementary classrooms throughout the St. Louis community.

Please drop off any donations to the Lower School Library, and reach out to the Librarian with any questions.

All book donations are greatly appreciated, and put to good use!

Little Free Library

Did you know?

MICDS has a 'Little Free Library' on campus!  Community members may take a book to read, or leave a book that they have finished.  Our 'Little Free Library' is centrally located in the top floor hallway of Olson Hall.

Book Fair Week 2019

'Pete the Cat' paying a visit to the Library in honor of Scholastic Book Fair Week!