The Awty International School contains three libraries to meet the needs of its PK-3 - 12th grade student body. Each library is designed to support the curriculum of its students as well as encourage reading for pleasure.
To access the library card catalog, Destiny, please click here.
The Preschool Library
The Preschool Library houses 4,000 titles in three languages. The Preschool library classes are designed to help the students develop a passion and love for reading. Weekly visits introduce PK3 through Kindergarten students to books through storytelling and puppet shows. Students are read to in English, French and Spanish according to the second language they are learning. They have the opportunity to talk about the books, stand up and speak in front of an audience, and create their own puppet shows. The students enjoy having an activity or making a craft related to the theme of the week. Students check out books and read them with their teacher or at home. The library is a nurturing and welcoming place for our preschoolers.
The Lower School Library
The Lower School Library houses over 18,000 books and welcomes students from 1st to 5th grade in English, Spanish and French. Classes are scheduled to visit the library regularly with their teachers. During their library time, students listen to stories and have the opportunity to share their opinions on books. Several reading programs are in place to encourage students to be open and analytical about books. Other activities designed to complement the school’s curriculum include introductions to various literary genres and library research using tools such as the online card catalog and various databases.To this end, the Lower School Library is equipped with a set of 29 iPads. The Lower School Library works closely with the teachers to help enrich the classroom curriculum. The library is a bright, comfortable and ever-changing space that encourages the students to develop their curiosity and imagination.
Click here to view the Special Programs for Lower School students sponsored by the library.
The Sarofim Library
The Sarofim Library provides printed and digital resources to support the Middle School and Upper School curricula. Housing over 20,000 titles in seven languages, the Sarofim Library provides a varied and enriching collection to students and faculty. The library also utilizes technology and online databases to put information at students’ fingertips. The Sarofim Library serves as a cultural center by periodically hosting art exhibits, guest speakers, and music performances. In addition, the library coordinates reading programs to foster a life-long love of reading among students. Click here to view the Special Programs for Middle School and Upper School students sponsored by the library