Our much anticipated shipment of books just landed this Wednesday afternoon. We will get to work processing the 1500+ new titles that we'll add to our primary, middle, and high school library collections! Soon we'll also be able to pull our books out of storage (our total collection number is nearly 26,000 volumes!) and move back into our remodeled library space.
Something that sets AISL apart from other schools is the amount of reading our students do. It's not at all unusual to pass by a group of teenagers talking about a favorite book or to see young patrons asking for the newest item in a series. Here's a great article called 6 Scientific Reasons to Read More from Mental Floss - in case anyone is looking for more reasons to read! Our teachers actively promote reading and make time for it within the school day. Our two teacher-librarians, Ms. Jill Daley in the Primary School and Ms. Terry Maguire in the Secondary School, are always ready to suggest a great next read, as are our library assistants, Mr. Sam Chabi and Mr. Lunyunge Sinyenga. Students are also fortunate to have families who value reading and make it a regular practice. We are very excited to unpack the tower of boxes and get the books into the hands of eager students (and parents!).
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
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