The Junior School Library is a bright and inviting space located on the first floor of our school and designed to be a flexible learning and meeting space for students, teachers and staff.
With bookshelves strategically placed at eye level for our young students, and comfortable reading nooks throughout, the space offers a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of our main lobby gathering space. Innovative furnishings allow us to convert the set-up for a variety of uses, including our annual book fair and sale, as well as hosting the many children book authors who visit our school.
The York School is committed to filling our library shelves with voices of diversity with a representation of authors and characters from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
Our teacher-librarian assists students with their research and reading requirements through collaboration and shared teaching opportunities both in the classroom and in the library space. The York School library contains print and digital resources to help students achieve their personal learning goals. Our inquiry-driven library programme also teaches students how to develop the information literacy skills required for success in the 21st century.
From a young age, students are encouraged to develop responsibility and independence by checking out and returning library books for personal use. There is also an opportunity to volunteer in the library and the student volunteers take great pride in helping to keep our library organized. In addition to the physical books, students and their families can access the school’s vast Digital library.