Inquiry is central to the IB philosophy, and the library is a place where asking questions is actively encouraged so that they can lead on to research, often using the many databases we have (Britannica, EBSCO, JSTOR etc.). The library promotes information literacy throughout the school by supporting students and faculty in the use of informational resources, personalized learning in the classroom and by empowering independent learning at every stage of education.
The Library is also a place where reading is cherished and stories are celebrated. We promote a love of reading and a knowledge of literature past and present by celebrating Book Week and VIP Reading Day each year. Additionally, celebrating the UN’s Mother Language Day in the Library demonstrates the importance of continued learning of a first language.
Through the Lower School SPARK program, Author & Illustrator Appreciation studies take place in the Library and the extracurricular development club, Reading Rocks, encourages students to discover their creative side. Additionally, students in grades 6-12 frequently support the library though their Community Action and CAS programs.
As a central part of school life, the library is open for students and faculty to use throughout the school day for reading and study. Our collection totals over 1,600 books, including a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction in English, Korean, Mandarin, German, Spanish and French. We also subscribe to a variety of magazine publications.
We encourage students to take responsibility for maintaining and promoting the library through the Student Librarians program. Members of the community are welcome to join in the monthly Book Club that meets and/or to volunteer in the library. There are also plans to introduce a weekly playgroup session in the Library.
Please click here to contact our school Librarian for additional information, or to inquire about library resources.
February 21, 2019
V.I.P. Reading Day