At WIS, our Primary School Library is uniquely positioned to support students' language learning because the collection has been developed in three languages: English, French and Spanish.
Each language is easily identified on the shelves by our students and teachers through color-coded spine labels.
Students have access to a broad range of materials including (but not limited to) picture books, early readers, chapter books, a non-fiction and reference collection, books on CD, magazines and Playaways.
Online databases aimed at primary school-age children are also collected through annual subscriptions. They range from encyclopedias to videos to a child-friendly internet search engine. View our full list of digital resources and don't hesitate to contact us for help using them or passwords.
Tumblebooks is a collection of online ebooks in English, French and Spanish with a read-aloud feature. Students can choose their language from the home page. Books include picture books, early readers and chapter books. There are also excellent videos from National Geographic and other publishers in Spanish and French.
Storyplay'r is a collection of French and English ebooks with a read-aloud feature.
Fable Cottage is a collection of English, French, Spanish, ebooks and videos with a read-aloud. Bonus: stories are also available in Italian and German.
A complete list of our ebook subscriptions as well as more information and passwords can be found on our eBOOKS page.
Understanding the organization of the collection
Use this chart to map the "Call Numbers" to the types of book. Call Numbers have three parts: 1) Language, 2) Format, 3) First 3 Letters of the Author's last name.
For example: FRE PIC TAC.
This chart explains the first two parts: