The Carleen Vinal Haskell Library was opened on September 4, 2002. It is accessible to all students in Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Students are free to check out books and use the computers for research. The Library has over 37,500 books, over 50 instructional DVDs, 30 computers with Internet access for both students and teachers, and daily newspapers. The Library also has an open and isolated conference area, a soundproof music room, and a children's area where Lower School students participate in story time with Mrs. Smay.
Monday - Thursday, the library is open before school each morning at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. On Fridays, the library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. When the school is closed for holidays, the library is also closed.
Mrs. Smay has been the Lower School Media Specialist for over 25 years at Shorecrest. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Library Science from Rowan (Glassboro) University. She was a Language Arts teacher for grades 5-8 and a media specialist for 6 years for Hillsborough county prior to coming to Shorecrest. Mrs. Smay is responsible for the children's area and helps students find enjoyable books. She supervises story time where children learn a variety of important lessons.
Ms. Walker is the Upper and Middle School librarian. She graduated with a B.S. in English Education from the University of South Florida and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington’s iSchool. Ms. Walker has an extensive teaching background. She grew up in Tampa and taught high school English at Plant High School for six years. She has also taught middle school art in Guatemala and was a librarian at the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic. Most recently, Ms. Walker worked as a technology integrationist and media specialist at the Davidson Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina.