Juniperâ€™s library, the hub of the school, has changed from being merely a facilitator of books to the more active role of encouraging students to read on a regular basis and to acquire the enjoyment of reading.
Students come to the library on a weekly basis. Each class is approached according to its needs. For the younger children, we are storytellers who introduce them to different authors and genres. For older children we reinforce the importance of books and/or technology to help them in their research projects or provide the pleasure of sitting down with a good book. As support for their studies, our teachers collaborate with teachers to encourage information literacy, a skill needed now in elementary schools to strengthen student achievement.
Students are taught that they have many print and electronic resources in the library and how to locate them so that they can frame question and conduct research in English language arts.
Students have access to a variety of rich material such as biographies, folk tales, myths and legends; poetry, songs and artworks to support learning.
Younger students are encouraged to read a variety of books by browsing through the shelves under our supervision.
As the â€śkeepers of booksâ€ť our librarians are responsible for maintaining an up to date data base in order to provide maximum access to our collection of over 10,000 books.
In Kinder we have a very special time dedicated to story time. It is through stories that the children learn vocabulary and improve their english comprehension; develop listening skills, memory skills and acquire the love of books.