The Library at the Metropolitan School of Panama strives to support and encourage students’ academic pursuits and reading interests for pleasure and enhancement through a positive, stimulating, and student-centered environment.

The library serves students in Early Childhood through 6th grade and is the foundation for all IB PYP areas of curriculum, providing resources to support the Units of Inquiry (UOI). 

The library has adopted a flexible model in which teachers work with Specialists and the Librarian to identify the uses and integration of information fluency skills in classrooms.


Information Fluency Skills

Information fluency skills, guided by the Elementary School Language Curriculum, are integrated into appropriately connected Units of Inquiry to provide meaningful and practical learning experiences. Students are encouraged to become independent library users and lifelong readers through the development of a love of reading. 

Through "Information Fluency" lessons delivered by the Elementary School Librarian or Homeroom teacher, students learn to: