Last November 7-11, we had our annual Library Week at SCLS. To highlight the valuable role that reading plays in transforming lives and to support our new Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program, our theme this year was “Reading promotes SELf-improvement.”
Like in previous years, our library organized the students’ much-anticipated activity, the book fair. A large and varied selection of books were offered to students, from chart-topping bestsellers to library-recommended titles. Our students were delighted with their new books.
The library also launched the SELf-improvement Reading Challenge where students must read books on SEL topics such as Emotions, Empathy/Kindness, and Problem Solving. The reading challenge will run until the end of the school year. Finishers will receive a certificate and a prize.
Our primary school library owns over 42,000 Chinese and English titles that come in a wide range of genres and formats, including e-books and audiobooks. Aside from a great book collection, the library also has various reading spots, a teaching area, a Lego area, and a whole class set of iPads for student research. During recess, students visit the library to read, do homework, play puzzles, build Lego creations, and make handicrafts in the library. It is regarded as one of the most popular places for students.
Our library aims to be a hub of learning and inspiration where pupils are encouraged to be critical thinkers, life-long readers, ethical users of information, and inquirers of the world around them. With this year’s Library Week activities, we hope that we were able to highlight how reading will help them develop to be the best version of themselves.