The Dorothy and Chalmers Poston Library at Heathwood Hall hosts two separate collections: one supporting students and faculty in Early Childhood through fourth grade, and one supporting students and faculty in grades 5-12.
With 14,474 volumes, 35 periodical subscriptions and 11 databases, the Early Childhood/Lower School collection offers age appropriate materials that support curriculum and encourage students to read for pleasure and information. The library also has a collection of non-print materials and professional and general interest periodicals. Students come to the library regularly to enjoy story time, check out books, and take part in instructional classes.
The Middle/Upper School library collection features 18,800 titles (print and video), a subscription to the Overdrive e-book consortium which provides hundreds of e-books, 58 periodical subscriptions, and 38 data bases. These resources provide excellent materials for the academic and pleasure reading needs of our students and faculty. The library is designed to allow class and small groups as well as individuals to use the resources simultaneously. Students are welcome to use the library at any time before, during and after the school day.
Library hours are 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 7:45 AM – 3:30 PM on Friday.
The best way to experience Heathwood is to tour our campus and talk to our teachers.
Jack Sutton is a Heathwood Hall graduate (2014) and has worked at Historic Columbia, at Heathwood as an English and technology teacher, and, most recently, as Digital Librarian for the Charleston Library Society. He holds a B.A. in English from Clemson and a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University, where he also worked as a research assistant at IU’s Wells Library, doing research assistance, collection management, teaching, and reference work. His ties to Heathwood are deep: in addition to his own time as a student and teacher, his sister Sarah ‘16, mother, and father are all Heathwood alumni, and his grandmother, Sarah Love Magoffin, was a longtime chemistry teacher.
Kim joined Heathwood in the fall of 2009 as a third grade lead teacher. After 12 years in that position, she transitioned to become the EC/LS librarian. Her career as an educator has included experiences from Pre K - Middle School in both public and independent schools. She holds a B.A. from Converse College and an M.Ed. from Georgia State University, and she and her husband, Donnie, also have 30 + years of running a summer residential camp in Western North Carolina.