Carolina Friends School has two libraries on campus. The Lower School Library serves students in first through fourth grades. The Middle/Upper School Library serves students in fifth through twelfth grades.
Our Library Mission
CFS Libraries serve as spaces for the community to engage in thoughtful study, creative endeavors, individual and group activities, collaborative work, and independent reading. CFS Librarians aid in this work by teaching information literacy and digital citizenship skills, promoting lifelong reading and learning, and serving as resources for a variety of needs. In keeping with our Quaker philosophy, the libraries support diversity in our collections and practices as well as in the spaces we provide for library users.
CFS Libraries support the mission of Carolina Friends School.
Natalie has been teaching at CFS since 2014, when she enthusiastically designed the enlarged library with a focus on collaborative teaching and learning. A Chicago native, Natalie earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in library and information science from Loyola University Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. She started her career as an elementary school librarian in Urbana, before she moved to North Carolina where she became a middle school librarian in Chapel Hill, and incidentally, met her wonderful husband. Happily married and parent to a feisty furball cat, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, knitting, and riding rollercoasters. Natalie also serves on the Tech Team for the Lower School. Please visit the Lower School Library blog.
Mig is well suited in her dual role as teacher/media specialist in the Middle School, with an M.A. in English, Masters of Library Science, and 33 years teaching experience. She has been teaching at CFS for over 30 years, and is the parent of two CFS graduates. Mig teaches English and multimedia electives, and she’s passionate about the integration of appropriate technology in her teaching.
A Durham native, Cheryl has been working in educational and non-profit communities since 2003. She holds a B.A. in English and a certificate in Early Childhood Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. Cheryl taught in a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool until 2008 when she and her husband, Albert, accepted an ESOL teaching placement for Peace Corps Micronesia. Cheryl’s experience abroad helped her to realize that librarianship is the place that many of her interests—service, education, and equitable information access—intersect. In 2013, she received a master’s in Library Science, with a focus on health resources, from North Carolina Central University. Cheryl served patrons of all ages in the Asheboro Public Library for three years before returning to her hometown in 2016. Outside of the library, Cheryl is preparing for certification as a Childbirth Educator and loves exploring with her two young children.