Welcome to all our families, both returning and new! The AISL Library & Discovery Center team is excited to kick off the year in our new temporary space in the beautiful Palm Pavilion. At the end of last year we moved much of the library’s contents into three large shipping containers for the campus development project and shifted a smaller collection into our Pavilion space.
If you haven’t stopped by yet to say hello or to open a parent account, please do so! We’d love to show you around and hear about what you’re reading and share exciting projects we have going on with your children’s classes.
To those of you who frequent our coffee bar, do not fear! The machines are now located in the kitchenette off the Palm Pavilion, which may be entered from the door off the outside deck. You can enjoy a cappuccino out under an umbrella table or inside on a comfy couch.
Though much of our physical library may be in storage, today’s library transcends any brick and mortar facility as it is a program & approach to inquiry woven into all student learning at AISL. Our robust virtual libraries are available 24/7 and the password is the same as the one for our parent portal. Our two teacher-librarians, Ms. Jill Daley in the Primary School and Ms. Terry Maguire in the Secondary School, work closely with teachers to support student learning in the classrooms and in the library. Mr. Sam Chabi and Mr. Lunyunge Sinyenga, our library assistants, also support student learning and are a wealth of information about Zambian culture. Our entire staff is always ready to recommend great reads both to students and to our parent community. Additionally, our library hosts special events throughout the year including Coffee Houses, Banned Book Week, Computer Science Education Week, Cultural Days, Holiday Crafts, Poetry Week & Poem-In-Your Pocket, Comic Con, book fairs, visiting authors (in person and via Skype), and more!
Our hours are as follows:
Vacation hours on a limited basis- posted the week before each break
Welcome back, everyone! We look forward to a great year with the entire AISL community.
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 07:15 - 15:45 / Friday: 07:15 - 14:30