The New Library Nook in the Middle School
By Diāna Legzdiņa, Librarian
Reading culture has always been an important part of ISR for both academic and social purposes. The role of the Library is increasing every year, from providing different sources for students to do their learning inquiries to celebrating Book days, turning into favorite characters of stories, or participating in Readathon (Marathon of Reading). This school year, our Middle School students can enjoy their very own library nook in the newly added Secondary Campus building in Vesetas street 3 (V3). According to the students, they like how cozy and welcoming the library space is. They love the quiet reading time they can spend there.
During their Library lessons on Thursdays and Fridays, our Middle School (Grades 6-8) students are spending time reading, discussing, and checking out new books as well as experiencing various digital citizenship activities and focusing on research skill development.
What books are popular among the students, you might ask? There is one book series that is always part of the top 3 – “Harry Potter” and all the sequels. The students also enjoy graphic novels, humorous books about middle school life, adventure books, books by authors from different countries, and biographies therefore developing a global reader mindset.
The Middle School Library collection is exciting for both students and teachers, especially grabbing some novels for their Summer holiday beach time reading or checking in the latest editions of magazines, however, the library is still developing its collection to best suit the needs and interests of the students and instill the love of reading. Looking forward to seeing more inquirers around the hook looking for information, comparing different sources, or entertaining themselves since the library offers the opportunity for all of them!