A Community Resource
Welcome to the library, a dynamic, spacious and comfortable learning environment. An AISR community resource where lifelong readers are nourished and inspired and where multiple literacy's (informational, digital, textual and technological) are being taught. Classroom teaching is supported through once a week scheduled library lessons based on the 21st Century Learner Standards.
Students are encouraged to expand their book choices and check out books during library time. They are welcome to come to the library to work independently, collaborate with others, and borrow resources. Students often come during free time, with their class, Study Hall and after school. AISR families are also encouraged to use the library and the available resources when visiting the library during open hours or from home. Parent volunteers are always welcome.
Children in PreK1, PreK2 and kindergarten visit the library once a week for 45 minutes, primarily for story time, though they also learn the basics of what a library is. Grades 1 through 5 come once a week for 45 minutes. Their library sessions include a mix of reading and standards-based library instruction utilizing Standards for the 21st century learner from the American Associated of School Libraries (AASL). The purpose of the library program for the Elementary School students is twofold: to encourage the development of a lifelong appreciation for books and reading, and to develop the skills necessary to find, evaluate and use information wisely.
Elementary pupils usually exchange books during their library period, but they may also do so at any other time.
Secondary students come to the library on an as-needed basis. They may check out books at any time.