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Primary School Library: A guide for new parents

The Primary School Library has put together a useful guide for parents new to St Andrews International School Bangkok … and the Books of the Week entertain all of our readers.

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A BIG welcome to our new parents

If you need any help with using the school’s Destiny Library Management System please come in and talk to us in the Library. We can show you how you can get on to the system to check your child’s borrowing account and also open a Family account for you if you have more than one child and/or would like to borrow more than the standard number of books. This is all very quick and easy to do.

Here is a handy guide which we hope will also help you:

We are here to support you

  • We’re open from 7.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. on weekdays during school time. Please note that the Library is used as a teaching space with classes timetabled from 8.00 a.m. - 2.15 p.m. each day.

  • Can we assist you to discover new authors and genres? We have a selection of adult fiction and non-fiction which we will be adding to this year. Please let us know what you like to read. Reading is for EVERYONE.

  • Do you need help to select appropriate books for your children? Let us know.

  • You can search our Library system ‘Destiny’ to find books. We are happy to help you.

We provide an area for learning

The Library provides a great area for your children both before and after school. We strongly encourage:

  • Reading

  • Homework (our Resource Room with 8 computers is available to Y4-6 students)

  • Shared experiences - you are very welcome to read and work with your child in our study areas

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How to find books in the Library

  • You can find books via our ‘Destiny’ system (which can be accessed through the link on Moodle or using the two computers in the Library)

  • Browse our clearly labelled [pictures and words] fiction and non-fiction sections with highlighted authors and genres, colour-coded reading levels

  • We use the Dewey Classification system for non-fiction/ information books. Please always ask us if you need our help

  • New arrivals are always on display

  • Look for our author specific displays, Books of the Week and recommendations (which can be found within the Destiny menu under Resource Lists

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What do we do to get children into reading?

  • All ages are welcome at any time.

  • Library Reading Challenge: 4 levels of bookmarks (enthusiastic reader, great reader, bookworm and super reader).

  • Weekly Library sessions across all year groups.

  • A welcoming environment which encourages reading.

  • Activities throughout the year including our Book Fairs with new (Kinokuniya, etc) and used books for sale and Book Weeks.

  • Frequent new arrivals.

  • We challenge children to try different genres/authors.

  • Children are welcome to take books home over the holidays.

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Books of the Week

We have lots more shiny new books for all reading levels and interests. Here is this week's selection starting with a colourful and fun animal alphabet for our youngest readers and the first in the Ranger's Apprentice series which is sure to keep our older readers entertained. Look out for them on the counter as you come into the Library. Happy reading.

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Don’t Forget to vote in The Bangkok Book Awards 2019

At least two books will need to be read in order to vote. Voting closes on 22 March 2019. Go to the website for more information and follow this link when you are ready to help your child place their vote.


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