AESCH CAMPUS LIBRARY
The Aesch Campus library is specially designed for our younger learners.
The library provides over 16,000 books, magazines and audiobooks to students and staff in support of the School's PYP. We also have an International Languages Collection which features books in more than 20 languages, including German, French and Italian.
Through weekly class visits, students are introduced to literature and information texts. What the students learn in the Aesch Campus Library setting will serve them for life, as they acquire the skills to access any library for their recreation and information needs. Our aim is to create a life-long learner in every student.
During a class visit, students may be found learning to use the library to satisfy their information needs and also developing a love of literature by:
- Selecting books for home reading;
- Using the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to search the online collections;
- Learning about the Dewey Decimal Classification and library organization;
- Searching for resources and collecting information related to their PYP units of inquiry or personal interests;
- Reading, viewing and listening for individual enjoyment and personal growth;
- Listening to, telling or dramatising stories;
- Learning about authors and illustrators and their particular style, for example, science fiction, adventure, mystery, etc.;
- Learning about different genres of literature including biography, poetry, reference, etc.;
- Learning how a book is made and the terms applied to different parts of a book, for example, text, spine, cover, end papers, etc.;
- Learning strategies which enable them to become independent library users.