The AISB Library is a bright, spacious hub of the school where any member of the community can find an ever-expanding selection of materials, both fiction and non-fiction, for leisure or learning. Our collection includes print books and magazines, DVDs, and online databases and resources. We strive to provide a variety of reading materials to inspire a love of reading in all children.
Our growing collection also includes a number of books in French and in our students’ mother tongues.
Our databases include:
- Encyclopedia Britannica – designed for a variety of reading levels
- Britannica Image Quest – copyright free photos
- J-Stor – scholarly articles for research
- Reading A-Z – literacy resource for elementary students
All of the databases can be accessed from home and school from the library home page. Some require passwords, so check with your child’s teacher, the librarian or your children.
Elementary students have weekly book exchange and library lessons, in addition to in-class assistance with research and technology skills as needed. Secondary students do not have regularly scheduled library times or lessons, but learn research skills and database use throughout the year while working on class and individual projects and reports.
Students learn to define the problem to be solved or question to be answered, locate resources, select the best resources for their task and gather information, organise their information, present the information in the best format for their audience, assess, evaluate and reflect upon the research process and final product.
Other Library roles include managing Scholastic Book Club orders, organizing yearly Literacy events, and inviting guest authors to share their books and writing expertise.
We welcome parent participation and invite you to be guest readers in your child’s class, to volunteer to assist with book processing or shelving, or to simply browse our collection for your reading pleasure.
See you in the library!