Off the Shelf

14 September 2017
At YCIS Chongqing, the importance of reading is always emphasised and students are highly encouraged to read books. To instill an enduring love of reading and to take students on an exciting reading adventure, our library is set up and arranged in the ways that promote reading and support students to develop their passions for reading.

This year, the YCIS Chongqing library is busily promoting reading with a number of new initiatives. Weekly library lessons are a time for the primary students to listen to stories and learn age appropriate library skills to enhance their understanding of books and their enjoyment of reading. The lessons always finish with an exciting moment when students take away their favorite books from the library.

Books are celebrated in many ways in the library. Displays introducing a range of authors help to encourage students to read widely to broaden their knowledge in different fields. Students are also inspired to attempt the weekly quiz to test their knowledge of books, authors and library skills. Our Librarian makes weekly reading recommendations by choosing and reviewing a Book of the Week, which provides the opportunities for students to catch up with the latest and most popular books in the world.

YCIS Chongqing community is also engaged in supporting different library projects. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the library. We welcome parent volunteers to support by helping in the library in any way they can, including book covering and the organisation of Reading Club. We also invite parents to share stories and special celebrations from their home countries with the students throughout the year.

The library has many special events planned this year beginning with Book Week celebrations in November. A well-resourced library is an integral part of all good schools. YCIS continues to strive to source wider and better book resources for our student and staff. Please join us to help make the library a better place for the whole community.

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