Library Media Center

Contact Information

Mrs. Danielle Helenski

Teacher Librarian


Volunteer opportunities

Libraries Inspire

The Shepherd Glen Library Media Center is a place where curiosity and problem solving is encouraged. Centrally located in the school, it is the focal point for pleasure reading, information seeking, knowledge building, and thinking. Research shows school libraries support student learning and higher academic achievement when staffed by qualified library teachers. At Shepherd Glen, the library media center is an important part of a student’s education.


On April 25, 2019 I was honored by the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) with the Carlton W.H. Erikson Award for “Auspicious beginning in media service”.  Each year, CASL selects one School Librarian with less than five years in the library, who has made considerable contributions to the field. I am so proud to be able to represent Shepherd Glen and the Hamden Public Schools!

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Authors reading their own books

Skype A Scientist

Virtual Field Trips

Moby Max

Moby Max Directions


Welcome to the Library

Media Center is the heart of Shepherd Glen School. It is used daily by students, teachers and staff for story time, research, book selection, computer use and sometimes for assemblies and concerts. There are fiction and non-fiction books, reference materials, and videos for classroom use. Our Teacher Center has professional books, magazines and information on current trends and strategies in teaching. 

The Media Center is also home to our Maker Space and Family Resource Center!

Mrs. Helenski hosts multiple events every school year. Family library nights, author visits, special presentations, Read Across America day, School Library Month, all happen in the library.

The Media Center is on Instagram

Special Events in the Library

Family Library Nights