Welcome to the ISB Library

 

Librarians: Maria Falgoust, MLIS (mfalgoust@isbrooklyn.org)
                 Josefin Skoglund (jskoglund@isbrooklyn.org)
Library Assistant: Megan Yeo (myeo@isbrokklyn.org)

Looking for something specific? Our online bibliographic database contains all of the books carried by our library.

SEARCH OUR ONLINE CATALOG

 

Philosophy

 

International School of Brooklyn’s School Library seeks to implement, enrich, and support our innovative educational program through access to multilingual resources and development of curriculum; and to improve reading and research skills through collaboration, and traditional library education practices. The library also seeks to encourage reading as a pleasurable activity by providing a growing selection of age appropriate, engaging fiction and nonfiction, and by regularly presenting educational and entertaining library programming. The school takes seriously the charge of creating life-long readers. The American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner guide our library program.

 

About the ISB Library Collection

 

The ISB Library is located in our Learning Commons in the West Building in the lower level. The Library provides the following:

– A trilingual collection of approximately 11,000 volumes.

– Print and digital materials that celebrate the diversity of the world and challenges students to engage in the global community.

– Picture books, children’s fiction, folklore and fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction books (including biographies, sports, science, art, poetry, music, and history).

The Librarian provides support to teachers and students around research skills and digital literacy and encourages parents to use the library.

 

 

Open Library Hours

 

Monday through Friday, 3pm to 6pm

Students accompanied by an adult are welcome to use the Library and check out books.

 

School Library Program

 

Nursery through 5th Graders go to the Library once a week for a forty-five minute period. The first part of Library class consists of story-time or a lesson, and the second part is devoted to book selection. The goal of “book pick-out” is to allow the children to develop their passion for reading and independence in a library setting by choosing books that appeal to them. Each child may check out books to take home weekly. Middle School students may use the Library during lunch/recess according to their schedule as well as before and/or after school.