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Butler-Spencer Library: About Us

MICDS Lower School Library Resources


The Butler-Spencer Lower School Library includes a wide variety of resources for students, families, and faculty.

The collection includes 14,000 books in circulation, dozens of online database subscriptions, hundreds of eBooks, and a variety of children's magazines and professional publications.  Materials are updated every month.  For information on using any materials, please contact the library faculty and staff for assistance.

Thank you for visiting!

About Us

Sandra Lee - Librarian

Mrs. Lee has been the proud Librarian of Butler-Spencer Lower School Library for many years.  She began her career at MICDS in 1990, and served as a research librarian outside the school setting in years prior.  She is a lifelong St. Louis area resident originally from Illinois, where she earned her Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE).  Her greatest passions on the job include helping her students succeed every day as a top priority, and obtaining new books and resources for them to use in the library.  She also loves working at MICDS everyday with many of the close friends she has made over the years.  Her favorite children's book is 'Midnight for Charlie Bone' by Jenny Nimmo.  In her free time, Mrs. Lee may be found reading, crocheting, and spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Thomas Buffington - Library Assistant

Thomas is a lifelong St. Louis resident with passion for technology integration in education.  He currently works as the Lower School Library Assistant, Assistant Director of Extended Day, and also teaches courses at Camp Pegasus in the summer.  In previous years, Thomas has served MICDS as a Lower School Teaching Associate and Substitute Teacher.  His favorite children's author is Gary Paulsen.  At work, he especially enjoys finding new ways of applying technology resources into students' library experiences.  In his free time, he enjoys exploring St. Louis and beyond with his family and friends.  He can also be found at many Saint Louis University (Billikens) basketball games, where he attended college majoring in Education and History.  He also holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Mizzou.