Welcome to a new school year!

Dear Members of our ISGR School Community,


Welcome to a new school year! We hope you had a fantastic and restful summer break.


We are ready to start another great year in the library, full of fun, stories and learning! In this post, we would like to inform you about some important routines. Some are new, some you will recognize.


Library Routines:

  • Each student will borrow one or two book(s) during the library lesson. We encourage every student to pick a book that is a good fit. In the first week, students will become familiar with our library and the routines. We will start checking out books in the second week of school. 
  • If students or parents wish to borrow more books, you are welcome to come after school to choose and check-out books. See below for opening hours.
  • Students will bring their library book(s) back after one week, on the day they have their library lesson. It is the child’s responsibility to take care of the book and return it on time. Please encourage your child to do so!
  • If students have any overdue loans, we expect them to do the best they can to return their book(s) as soon as possible. If they have lost or damaged the book(s), we will not charge you for it. We do, however, encourage the student to donate a book from their own collection to our library. You may also choose to make a monetary donation to our school library.


Library Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8.30 – 16.00

Friday: 8.30 – 15.00


Library After School:

Students are welcome after school to choose and check-out books, to read or do homework. Students can also listen to stories or work with the “After-School Library Trays” (which include chess and logical games). Playing games or watching videos on the Chromebooks, will not be allowed.

Students from Kindergarten through Second Grade, are expected to be accompanied by their parents. Fourth and Fifth graders are welcome if they work responsibly.

If you wish to eat a snack before an after school activity, we request you use the little room adjacent to the library. There is a sign on the door, and cleaning instructions inside. Thank you!


Book Donations:

We are happy to accept book donations. We are, however, going to critically decide which books to cover, catalog and shelve and which books we pass on the a second hand store. We are looking mostly for books that are in good shape, hardcover and recently published. We welcome all languages.


Library Volunteers:

There is always a lot to do in our library! If you are interested in volunteering for one day or a morning a week, that would be very helpful. We mostly need help with returning and shelving books, as well as supporting students to check out book correctly or helping them find books. There are also covering and labeling jobs to be done. We would love your support! 


If you have any questions, suggestions or help to offer, please contact us!


Warm Regards,

Fleur and Sophie

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