Welcome to the WIS Primary School Library!

The WIS library collects materials in English, French and Spanish, including offering a robust collection of digital resources. The library program is committed to supporting teaching and learning in WIS's classrooms, promoting reading, inquiry and literacy, teaching ethical research skills and supporting language learning.

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Earlier this year, in the Library...

What can we learn from Rainbow Fish?

 
During our Kindness Week, Preschool and Kindergarten classes read The Rainbow Fish in the Library. Some classes made beautiful fish scales from paper plates, and now they are a Rainbow Fish on our bulletin board!
 
 

We're Collecting (Unfamiliar) Words

To complement second grade's collections unit (How We Organize Ourselves), the Library is collecting words from students and stringing them around the room. Bring in interesting words to add to our collection!

Winter Parties in the Library

We've been celebrating the season by making snowflakes from book pages (don't worry, the books were already withdrawn from the collection!) and watching Le Gruffalo/The Gruffalo movie. It's a fabulous adaptation of the book! Aren't our snowflakes pretty?
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Spanish Book A Month subscription (Bibliocitos)

We are partnering with our book fair vendor, Bookworm Central, to offer our families a new book subscription. Parents will have the opportunity to subscribe, for a set price, to a collection of eight books that will be delivered, one per month, to school. Here is the flyer with the link to the book collections and ordering. The deadline for parents to order has been extended to December 9.

Live Webinar with author Adam Gidwitz

Nov. 14 - Fifth graders participated in a live discussion with Adam Gidwitz, author of the popular series A Tale Dark and Grimm and The Unicorn Rescue Society

   
New Online Resources - see Online Resources page for more info


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Newest Books in the Library

Jan/Feb 2020


Mosaic

September 2019 - We're starting to build a new Library Mosaic together. Each time a student returns their library books, she/he receives a little square colored sticker to place on our mosaic poster. Here is last year's as it was growing:

Library Program Goals and Objectives

  • Support the IB PYP curriculum and teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Teach information, research and citation skills throughout the school
  • Support language development of students at all levels
  • Encourage a love of books and reading
  • Provide information services for students to supplement and complement classroom learning and promote leisure reading
  • Promote effective and independent use of the library and online information sources
  • Promote literacy by organizing book fairs, author/illustrator events and a summer reading program