Edition #2 - March 2021



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PRIMARY LIBRARY NEWS from Ms Leisure, library coordinator for primary

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... and boy have the children been travelling through books this term! The data shows that over 1000 different books have been checked out of the Library since January. That's pretty impressive stuff! More than 100 new books have been added to the primary library this year bringing the total books available to borrow to over 4500! You can check out the primary library catalogue online


January saw the much anticipated return of the volunteer parent-librarians to the school. On behalf of all our pupils a massive thank you to all of you for coming in each week to read stories and help children find the perfect book for them. 


The Library Angels shared their love of books with the return of the "Blind Date with a Book" event at the start of February, where they recommend something that they've recently read and enjoyed.


Finally, we finished the month by honouring one of our favourite authors: Michael Morpurgo. We highly recommend that you visit the author's own website to take part in "Morpurgo Month": you'll find competitions, readings and loads more for Morpurgo fans.


from Ms Rozé, library coordinator for collège & lycée

The secondary library has undergone a major upgrade over the past year. As well as purchasing lots of exciting new fiction titles, the non-fiction collection has been thoroughly reviewed and updated. A lot of older, less up-to-date books have been removed from the collection to make more space for newer titles. A new Non-Fiction area has been created in the library to make it easier for students to find fascinating true stories to read, ranging from science to art, from architecture to autobiography. 

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The protocole santaire at the school has changed the process for borrowing and returning books to the Anglophone Libraries. Read on to find out about the latest rules.

PRIMARY In primary things are more or less back to normal. Each class visits the library at least once a week with their Anglophone Section teacher. They can borrow and return books, helped by the volunteer librarians.

SECONDARY  The library is currently only open for borrowing and returns when Anglophone Section staff are able to supervise (opening hours are posted around the school).


Books can be reserved by email to Ms Hill or Ms Rozé and either collected from the library or can be brought to class by an LL teacher. All returns should be returned to the library and placed in the box labelled for that day, or they can be given to a LL teacher. 


If you want to request that a specific book be purchased for the library, feel free to contact Ms Leisure (primary) and Ms Rozé (secondary) to share your recommendation. 


Both the primary and secondary library catalogues are now available online: parents and students can search for titles and contact the library coordinators to reserve a book.


For lycée students... A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson 

‘In Bryson's biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us... A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.’ - Goodreads

For collège students... Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson 

‘It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight—the fight to stay alive.’ - Goodreads

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