Guldheden Campus Library
The Hub of Learning
Our school library is the hub of learning. It is a place where students inquire, explore, and consolidate. Students read, share and wonder. Our spacious and light library can be calm with focus, or buzzing with learning. Teaching staff use the library as a meeting place during professional development days. Our library’s form and function is very diverse!
Students from both the PYP and LGRP sections have weekly library lessons, in which students are exposed to, think about and discuss many different ideas and concepts related to developing yourself as an independent, responsible and reflective reader and life-long learner.
The foundation for the library curriculum are the IB key concepts, as well as the IB Learner Profiles and Attitudes. During the library lessons, students also check out one or two books. Every week students are expected to return their library books during their library lesson. If they are not finished reading their books, they can renew the loan.
The library is organized in a way so students feel encouraged to be independent and responsible library users. Students find and check out their own books and the full-time library teacher and the part-time librarian are there to support them.
Students and parents are welcome to read and study in the library after school. The library is open from 14.30 until 16.00 every day, except for Friday when we close at 15.00.
On Mondays, from 14.40 - 15.40, Library Club members meet. Together, we decide on what we want to learn or do. We have created stories, acted in a play, written poems, but learning new board games has been our favourite activity! All students are welcome to join our Library Club.
The library is the centre of all activities during our annual Reading Festival. During Culture/International Week and Community Week, we organize after-school activities in the library. These will be announced via ManageBac and SchoolSoft. We are also actively involved with the Creative School Project, with the creative learning experiences happening mostly during Culture Week and Reading Festival.
The library administers the school’s Creative school project, underpinned by the National Arts Council. It creates opportunities for the students to meet professional culture practitioners to an extent that might not have been possible otherwise - authors, illustrators and actors.