Elementary Library and Creative Learning Center
Welcome to the AIS Elementary Library and Creative Learning Center, where books are just the beginning of our story!
The ES Library is open from 8:05 AM to 3:30 PM on school days. Students are encouraged to visit the library before or after school to borrow new books. All students also may visit the library during the school day with a teacher’s permission.
Jan Jones is our Elementary Librarian. Patricia Kullnigg and Bree Caunter are our Elementary Library Assistants. Please contact Jan Jones with any questions.
Each classroom visits the library once in a six-day academic cycle. During library class, students have the opportunity to borrow new books. But that’s just the first step. The elementary library also encourages a deeper understanding of books and literature by placing an emphasis on helping each student choose books that are specifically tailored to his/her interests and reading level. The library’s collection of more than 12,000 books includes fiction, non-fiction, picture books, mentor texts and reference, all of which are available to students for in-class or at-home enjoyment. We take the time to learn each student’s hobbies and interests, encouraging thoughtful book choices that deepen understanding, challenge beliefs and stretch imaginations. In addition, the library has a collection of “just right” books -- levelled with experts Fountas and Pinnell -- from which students may choose to take home to practice reading at their specific learning pace.
Creative Learning Center
The library emboldens students to appreciate the interplay between the stories we are told and the stories we tell ourselves. Here, books are just the beginning of a story cycle: we listen; we read; we become. Through the use of library play-sources, students themselves become the authors, encouraged to tell their own stories through creative play. In addition, our collection of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) manipulatives, are utilized by teachers to maximize hands-on opportunities for small- and large-group learning, enhancing and reinforcing lessons taught in the classroom.
Parents are welcome in the library! Please come before or after school to browse our collection and choose books for yourself or your child. To initialize a parent library account, please speak to a librarian. Parents can borrow up to five books for a period of two weeks.
The AIS Secondary Library supports the school's mission, within the cultural-rich context of Vienna, to nurture an inclusive learning community; challenge students to strive for personal excellence and to explore their passions; and foster respect through compassion for others and our world by facilitating the effective, creative and ethical use of information and the pursuit and appreciation of a wide variety of literature.
AIS Secondary Library Catalog (public)
AIS Secondary Library Page (requires AISV email log-in)
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