Library Media Center


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.

Contact Information

Mrs. Danielle Helenski

Teacher Librarian


Instagram @ShepherdGlenMediaCenter

Twitter  @SHGLibraryLady

MrsHelenskis awards and certifications

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.

Teacher of the Year

I am excited to announce two extremely special honors that I recently received!

I am both the 2020 - 2021 Teacher of the Year Shepherd Glen School as well as the district's Teacher of the Year for Hamden Public Schools!

January Newsletter

January Library Newsletter
The Media Center is on Instagram
Library presentation

Special Events in the Library

Family Library Nights