Learners at TKS purposefully integrate technology and information literacy in order to enhance learning experiences, empowering them to create, collaborate and connect through the responsible use of print and digital resources.
Library Divisional Services
Learners in the Kindergarten make sense of their ever-changing world through multimodal, playful explorations. Our library and technology spaces, programming, and resources are thoughtfully designed to foster curiosity and lay the foundation for the development of multiliteracies, empowering learners to become confident and resourceful problem solvers.
Our KG libraries span two neighboring buildings that are identical in nature, which supports our youngest learners aged 3-6. Each has a main library, multiple "little libraries,” plus a range of hands-on spaces that allow for further exploration into STEM-related literacies. We have over 20,000 books in English, Arabic, and other languages, plus a range of ebooks and online resources for school and home use. We also provide many in-school resources that introduce young learners to responsible digital and technical play such as iPads, microscopes, and coding toys. Children come to these library managed spaces regularly during school for play, story, creativity, and borrowing books to take home. Parents are also welcome to borrow library books.
Elaine Manalastas and Candace Taylor-Weber
Gardens Elementary School has a newly renovated library, designed to better support the learning needs of PYP learners from grades 1 to 5. The GES library fosters curiosity and creativity, while integrating technology and information literacy skills throughout the curriculum. Whether students wish to get lost in a story or gather more information to pursue a personal interest, the GES library supports and welcomes all learners on a flexible timetable. There are over 18,000 physical books and 1000 ebooks available, with offerings in more than 20 languages. We also offer tailor-made online collections of unit-specific resources, as well as subscriptions to three major kid-friendly databases.
The Library in Gardens Secondary School is a newly renovated, user-friendly multimedia resource centre. It caters to the different learning needs and interests of our MYP and DP students and the adults who use them.
The library is divided into quiet reading nooks and common collaborative spaces to provide a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. It also hosts a glass room and an outdoor patio.
To respond to the varied needs of all our patrons, we provide access to a variety of resources, including books, journals, books on cloud-readers, eBooks, eMagazines and online databases in several languages. In addition, the library has over 10 000 copies of novels to support the curriculum in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.
Catherine de Levay