Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Shorecrest Libraries


Haskell Library

The Haskell Library and Technology Center is housed in Charger Commons on the first floor. Inside are picture books, juvenile fiction and nonfiction, and many chapter book series for Experiential and Lower School students. There is a story time area where Lower School students meet with Mrs. Smay and other guest readers. 

In the adjacent Technology Center, students work with Ms. Deegan on software skills, classroom projects, robotic manipulatives and more. 

Haskell Library Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:10 - 2:30pm


Hess Library

The new Hess Library is now open on the second floor of Charger Commons. It houses a collection of fiction, non-fiction, and reference books for Middle and Upper School students. Additionally, the library has a robust electronic collection of ebooks, audiobooks and electronic databases, to include JSTOR, ProQuest, Sora, Gale, and Health Reference Center. Students can learn how to check out digital items on the Library PowerSchool Learning page. 

Hess Library Hours:
Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm (open till 6pm only for MS students signed into Study Hall)

When the school is closed, the libraries are also closed.
Allyson Fletcher,
MS/US Media Specialist
afletcher@shorecrest.org

Mrs. Fletcher came to Shorecrest from Texas where she was most recently a Technology Coordinator and STEAM instructor at a Pre-K-8 Day School. She also has extensive experience running a 6-12th grade library and research program in an independent school setting. As an educator, she is deeply passionate about helping students develop information literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading.

Allyson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. A Tampa native, she is excited to return with her family to the Tampa Bay Area. Allyson's hobbies include reading, hiking, everything Disney, and spending time with her husband and three children.
Dottie Smay
LS Media Specialist
dsmay@shorecrest.org

Mrs. Smay has been the Lower School Media Specialist for over 30 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.  

Dottie has presented about Makerspaces and making-to-learn with project based learning at the Florida Council of Independent Schools 21st Century Learning Academy (FCIS) and at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GAETC).

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.