We believe in the adage, “Today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders”. Children are nudged to pick up reading from a young age and there is a lot of emphasis on independent reading and language development.
Every student visits the library multiple times a week. Children from Grade III are allowed to borrow books of their choice from the library. It is not rare to see our teachers reading along with children under a tree.
The first 30 minutes of every day is spent in framing & writing sentences for five new words & D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read). On a weekly basis, students write one essay and make one presentation.
The school’s central library stocks about 13,000 books of different genres. The library plays an integral part in the teaching-learning process. It provides supporting material for learning in the classrooms and helps teach skills required by the students to become literate, informed and able to face the world.
International best-selling books such as Sapiens and How to make friends and Influence people have been re-compiled with sections that are absolutely essential to read. This helps encourage reading among beginning readers.
Parents are also encouraged to borrow books from the library through their children. Some of the magazines we subscribe are Champak, Champak Hindi, Highlights Champs, Highlights Genies, Tell Me Why, BBC Knowledge, Readers digest, Architecture+Design, Lonely Planet, National Geographic Kids, Forbes India, Education World, Parent Circle, Overdrive, Infinithoughts and Outlook Business.
Though some of the magazines might be advanced for a child’s age we want our children to be exposed to a variety of topics. From Grades I to V, each classroom has mini-library with about 150 books.
Age & level-appropriate content from numerous publishers such as Orient Blackswan, Cambridge, Scholastic and curators such as Book Lovers Reading Program are part of our library.