Location: beside Reception
Opening Times: 08:00 - 15:00
Contact: Ms de Linares, School Librarian
A school library is a fundamental resource for supporting both students and teaching staff. It is a place of learning and thinking; a place that should encourage collaboration and sharing of ideas. Our library strives to reflect these values.
However, in today’s fast moving and modern society, the value of a library is not always recognised. It’s not seen as a treasure chest full of exciting information to discover. Sometimes, it’s a challenge to get students to step through the door and open up their minds, as they view the library as a quiet “dead area” where you just borrow books.
We like to breathe new life into the word “library” and give it an exciting connotation by making our library a focal point and meeting centre for the school. A “hot spot”, if you will. With this in mind, it is the students themselves who choose the books we order for the library (within reason of course) and they have access to student computers which can be used to research information for their projects.
We also organise cultural events such as our successful VIP Event (a school-wide writing competition ending with a book signing event by the winning student author) and World Book Day (Leksands Folkhögskola bookbinding students spent all day with us demonstrating bookbinding, origami, and marbling techniques). Other events include Poets Corner, Art Competitions, and many more. We also host activities during the recesses, such as the Origami Club, Crossword Club, Chess Club, and Debating Society.
We look forward to seeing your children in our library. Welcome!