Grab More Great Reads With Ease: Use Our Secondary School Library Book Request Form to Request Books During Distance Learning!
Greetings AISL Community, returning and new! To our new families, we are thrilled to have you with us and can't wait to show you around our library. It is a true hub for learning, collaboration, reading, and more. As parents, you are welcome to open an AISL Library account and may have up to ten items out at a time for a two-week loan period and may renew anything as long as no one is waiting for it. We have a fantastic array of adult fiction, memoir, and other non-fiction in all subjects as well as great magazines. You are also welcome to check out our Secondary School Virtual Library to browse all the electronic resources and database subscriptions we offer to our students to support their learning and inquiry. The password is the same as for the parent portal (or ask your son or daughter for it). Some of our parents also use these databases to support their own research and work.
Given that most of us are lying low and spending more time at home than usual, what could be better than using some of this time to stock up on fabulous reads for family reading time? You are welcome to submit genre / title / author requests on our form or you can tell us your preferences and we'll select for you. All secondary school students have access to this form for their requests, too. We will aim to offer this service weekly in the secondary school until we are back to face-to-face learning.
All you need to do is fill in this SecondarySchool Library Book Request Form by Fridays at 09:00 during distance learning. Your books will be out by the secondary school drop-off point from 12:00-18:00 (same day Friday pick-up) for you or a driver / friend to collect. Please note that the person collecting needs to be wearing a mask properly (covering both mouth AND nose), be clear of any COVID symptoms, and if having travelled recently, needs to have completed a 14-day quarantine or have a negative COVID test result taken after day 5 following one's return from travel.
We'd also love to hear about your favorite reads! If you're looking for a fantastic memoir that would also make a great adult book club read, check out Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett. Both our AISL librarians are on Goodreads if you'd like to follow us to get more book recommendations and share your reading and recs with us (Primary School Librarian: Jill Daley / Secondary School Librarian: Terry Maguire).
Stay safe, stay healthy, and keep reading!
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