St. John Paul II Library

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Our Beginnings. The Reverend Father Christopher G. Phillips established the Atonement Academy in 1994 as the parish school for Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church.  With only 66 students,  the Academy did not start with a library until a few years later.  A parishioner volunteered to start the library in a classroom of the original school building, and with that generous offer,  Mrs. Orianna Miller became our first librarian. The library collection consisted of only three donated boxes that filled one bookcase.  Mrs. Miller started a campaign for more books,  requesting the students bring in pennies to raise funds for the collection.  Thus the school library’s young collection began to grow due to the generous donations of the parish families.

Our Development. The parish and school continued to grow, with the Academy eventually adding grades through middle school.  The school needed to be expanded, and Bishop Bernard Popp and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools were present for the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion on August 15th, 2003.  The extension houses the new library at the heart of the campus.   In spring of 2006, Archbishop Gomez blessed the new building housing our current library.  Our collection continues to grow along with the students.  With the continued growth, the library anticipates expanding to the second level when the new Upper School building construction is complete. Thank you for visiting our page.  Please view additional information below.

Staff & Hours of Operation

Mrs. Deborah Wendtland, Library Manager 

Mrs. Angela Gillig, Library Aide

Mrs. Rosalie Knodell, Library Aide

Closed for Summer!