WIS Primary School Library

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.

Hybrid Checkout Procedures

Borrowing books in the hybrid model - we are still checking out to all primary students with our new, contactless, CLASSROOM CHECKOUT and CURBSIDE DELIVERY options! Go to the READING page for all the details.

New for Fall 2020

A new Librarian! We welcome Meghan Ebbitt to the WIS Primary Library as our new Librarian - Meghan will be doing in-class ICL sessions and all things library from November.

New Databases! We've added PowerKnowledge LIFE SCIENCES and EARTH/SPACE to our subscriptions. See ONLINE RESOURCES for those and more.

Grade-level Library Web Pages

Featuring books from our collection read in Spanish, French and English by our library staff and fun book-related activities and read-alouds from favorite authors, the sites have been curated for each grade by our Library team for Fall 2020 (check back regularly for new content):

PRE-SCHOOL

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

KINDERGARTEN

GRADE 1

GRADE 2

GRADE 3

GRADE 4

GRADE 5


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



Newest Books in the Library

New Books November 2020