This week we experienced the wonderful world of visiting authors Jennifer and Matthew Holm. They met with students in large and small groups, and all students had the chance to learn from this dynamic sister/brother team. The school has gone BABY-MOUSE and SQUISH crazy! Many thanks to the PTA for helping to sponsor their visit this week!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the ES Book Fair. We had five vendors and a big selection of many thousands of books. Portions of the profits went for new books in our ES HUB! Look for the next book fair during the March 9 conferences.
The HUB is opening its doors this year stronger than ever with a collection of over 34,000 books. It is one of the biggest English language children’s book collections in Thailand! We are also expanding our technology by starting to provide digital books on iPods, iPads and Kindles! Come check out our growing collection and if you can’t find a book or other resource, please let me know and I’ll see about getting it ordered!
Hours of Operation
We are open every school day from 6:45-3:45. Students who come to the HUB after school, must be with a parent or Mae Bahn. The Hub does not offer child supervision after school.
Book Returns. This year we encourage students and parents to return books as soon as you are done reading them. No need to wait for your HUB lesson day! Books will be available for students to check out right away and will leave you with more space in your house! Plus, it will be easier on the HUB Librarians who have to shelve our 110,000 yearly book circulations:-)
Voices in the Library
ISB is a busy place and quiet areas are hard to find. Our HUB is committed to being a place where parents and students can peacefully relax, read, and reflect. This means that we need to work as a community to keep it calm, quiet, and relaxed.
What does this look like?
Parents are asked to actively engage and monitor their children when in the library. If children are not being monitored, parent and student will be asked to find a school space more suitable for active play.
We will look for students who are walking quietly into the library space, ready to find a calm activity.
No matter where you may find yourself in the world this summer, the ES HUB is ready to support you with reading and learning! Check out this website and blog-post to find great web-pages, book lists, the summer reading challenge and much, much more!
We are open in the summer!
Stop by the hub from 7:00- 3:00 every day to browse our excellent selection of books and cool down in one of our famous hanging chairs!
Looking for a great book? Look no further than our suggested grade-level book lists! Classics and new books are on these updated sources! Book list can be found here
Check out our list of websites carefully selected to help students explore the world around them and enjoy fabulous stories! Be sure to check out Wonderopolis for a great read every day, and storyonline.org for your picture book fix. There are also links to handy research pages and kid-friendly search engines. HUB websites can be found here!
HUB Summer Reading Challenge!
Can you read 500 minutes this summer? How about 800? Why not sign up for the HUB Summer reading challenge? Stop by and pick up a form in the HUB, or, download one here. Read and record your minutes to win the challenge. Bring your completed form back to the HUB between August 8-24 to get a prize! Download the form here!
ISB is pleased to welcome Newbery Award-winning author Linda Sue Park Februrary 1-5!
In honor of her visit, the ES HUB will host a series of parent/child book clubs focused on her amazing and eloquent work. There are three different options,depending on your child’s age and interest. Join one of the ISB ES Family Book Clubs for a journey into a world of superb literature. Sign up for a club here before November 23rd!
Last week ISB ES celebrated Peace Day with a school-wide assembly and the planting of a new peace-poll in one of our quads. ISB ES HUB wanted to do a quiet celebration of peace day by making a video of our patrons enjoying the peace that comes from reading a good book! Enjoy!
There are a bunch of BRAND NEW non-fiction books waiting for you at the HUB. Dinosaurs, magic tricks, animals, joke books, soccer/football, biographies and many more selections! Stop by and browse our growing collection of popular titles!