The Library is considered the hub of student learning at Colegio Roosevelt.

Our Mission

The mission of the Colegio Roosevelt library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and that students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. (adapted from the American Library Association)

We do this by...
  1. Supporting the curriculum at Colegio Roosevelt
  2. Encouraging critical thinking and research skills through information literacy instruction
  3. Fostering a love of reading
  4. Providing a comfortable atmosphere for reading, study, and research for our community members.

FDR librarians work with teachers to help students develop a love of literature and to ensure that students learn the necessary research skills to be successful in school.

FDR parents and alumni are welcome to visit the library and borrow materials.

Our Libraries

Colegio Roosevelt has three libraries to best meet the developmental and instructional needs of students. Visit each library’s website for more information.

The Libru (Early Childhood)

The Libru, opened in February, 2011. It serves children in EC3 and EC4 with over 5000 age-appropriate books in the collection. The space was designed with the young reader in mind: small furniture, comfy spots to sit and read, natural light and colors, natural plants, and three open seating areas for lessons and reading.

Children ages 3-6 are encouraged to check-out books independently and on a flexible time table. Students develop their confidence and ability to choose books to their liking by visiting The Libru regularly.

Every month, students participate in different celebrations to foster a lifelong love for reading.

Reading Lists:

  • The Libru contact:
    Claudia Dumler
    Libru Teacher

Elementary School

The Elementary School Library serves students in grades 1 through 5. Students and parents have access to over 20,000 age-appropriate books, as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, eBooks, and more. We also have 25 mac desktop computers available for student use.

During each Unit of Inquiry, classes visit the library frequently for lessons in information literacy and research skills. Students are also encouraged to visit the library to check out materials independently so that they can pursue their own personal reading interests.

Throughout the year, the library hosts a variety of programs and initiatives in hopes of fostering a love of reading in our students, as well as to continually help build a community of readers.

Here are some great reading suggestions!
Please remember these grade level distinctions are very general.

If you have forgotten your username or password, click here!

  • The ES Library contact:
    Barbara Bowman
    ES Librarian

Middle School & High School

The Middle and High School Library serves students in grades 6 through 12 as well as all other members of our community. In addition to books, magazines, and other resources, we have an extensive assortment of materials focusing on the culture and history of Peru.

Colegio Roosevelt takes the issue of Academic Honesty very seriously. As an IB school, all teachers and students are expected to conform to the guidelines described in the IBO publication" Academic Honesty: Guidance for Schools."

Guidelines for citing sources are explained on the library website and "The Colegio Roosevelt Guide to Referencing Your Work." This guide uses the format provided by MLA, which produces a handbook for writers of research papers available at the reference desk.

  • The MS&HS Library contact:
    Sarah Ducharme
    Director of Library Services & MS/HS Librarian

Collection & Resources

The library collection at FDR includes over 50,000 books, periodicals, and professional titles. A variety of research databases support course assignments. Everything in our collection is searchable via our online catalog, linked HERE.

Audiovisual Department

The Audiovisual Department loans DVDs, audio books on CD, Kindles, cameras, globes, and other resources. We also provide multimedia projectors, document cameras, video cameras, digital recording equipment, sound systems, and other equipment. We offer audiovisual troubleshooting and technical support, videorecording of school events, formatting digital transfers, and converting recordings of past school events to new mediums.

Teachers, students and parents are welcome to check out any item from the department's collection. Students from 3rd grade and up may borrow materials appropriate to their age level (please refer to MPAA Ratings system).

School-Wide Library Programs

Roosevelt Reads!

Roosevelt Reads! began in 2009 as an all-school initiative designed to encourage reading and community. This teacher, faculty, and student group plans events such as Family Fun Night, Movie Night, and the Professional Development Book Club for the faculty.

Community Books

Each year, the Roosevelt Reads! Committee chooses books to read as a community. One title is a picture book and the other title is for older readers. The titles are available in Spanish and English and the library plans a number of supporting activities to encourage reading for pleasure and connecting as a community through reading. Click here to access this year's Community book.

Book Swap

The Library Book Swap is one of FDR's favorite community events! We offer thousands of used English and Spanish language books for children all the way up to adult. Every year we see approximately 8,000 books swapped.

Request for Reconsideration

Author Visits

The library invites visiting authors each year. Some authors come from the local community while others are brought in from overseas. For the 2016-2017 school year, we are hosting Eliot Schrefer, author of Endangered, and Kristy Dempsey.

Library Administrative Team

Sarah Ducharme
Director of Library Services & MS/HS Librarian

Claudia Dumler
Libru Teacher

Barbara Bowman
Elementary School Librarian

Alejandra Checa
Audiovisual and Digital Librarian


Monday, Tuesday and
7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

*Closed on any Saturday following a Friday with no school.

435-0890 Ext.6611


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and Friday
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

435-0890 Ext.2013