Honoring Poet and Bartram Alumna, Ms. Gardner McFall
"The Bartram School for Girls was founded in 1934 by four Jacksonville families: the Atwoods, the Gibbs, the McCrorys and the Osbornes. It was located at Glynlea, the home of their friend, Madeleine Downing Knight, on the south bank of the Arlington River and was originally named Glynlea School. Miss Olga Pratt was the founding head of Glynlea, assisted by her colleague, Miss Lula Miller. The school relocated in the spring of 1938 to its permanent campus on Little Pottsburg Creek and was renamed Bartram School. In 1991 it merged with The Bolles School and became the current middle school campus and home of the girls boarding program."
~The History of Bolles - The Bolles School. https://www.bolles.org/about-us/the-history-of-bolles.
It is my honor to be the Librarian for a school with a rich history of empowered women, like Ms. Pratt and Ms. Miller. Another such woman is Bartram Alumna, Gardner McFall, '70. During National Poetry month, The Pratt Library would like to honor Ms. McFall, a graduate of our school and a published poet, currently residing in New York. Ms. McFall gifted our library with a copy of her collection of poems called On the Line. Please see the attached photos, and visit Ms. McFall's Website, to learn more about her work and her experience at The Bartram School for Girls.
National Poetry Month!
Thank you to these 6th and 7th grade girls who helped make our National Poetry Month display so creative!
National Library Week Celebrations!
April 8th-12th the Pratt Library will continue the tradition of celebrating National Library Week!