Tour of the Library

Welcome to the library! I work at an international school. Our library serves approximately 250 students from preschool through twelfth grade. We have around 8,500 books and videos (and counting!) that students can check out.

Here’s what it looks like when I’m not inside the library or when the door is closed. (See those green forms? I’m hosting a reading program to win a Kindle Fire this semester. I’ll do a post on that sometime soon.)


Library door


There are two rooms in the library. This is the main area. You can see my desk to the left, work tables for library classes, and the reference and periodical section to the right. The preschoolers through sixth graders have library class once a week for about 40 minutes. Several students pop in during their free time or during recess.


Teacher's desk and reference section


I updated a lot of the signage this year. Here’s the “Take Care!” rules for the library, the books, and each other. (The “Take Care!” signs can be downloaded for free at


Library Take Care signs


Another new set of signs is the “May I Take it Home, How Many, and How Long” series:


Library check out signs


The main room also houses the non-fiction books:


Non-fiction section


Elementary students learn about the Dewey Decimal system during library classes:


Non-fiction signs


We also have a reading nook and pillows for the kids to use during their reading time:


Library reading nook


The other section is the fiction room:


Fiction room


We have lots and lots of picture books:


Picture books


And leveled reading step books:


Picture and step reading books


There is a large juvenile fiction section:


Juvenile fiction shelves


And a small, but ever growing secondary fiction section:


Secondary fiction section


This year, I added two new bookcases to hold book series. (The elementary grades especially love Geronimo Stilton, The Magic Tree House, and A to Z Mysteries!) I feature new and recommended books on this short shelf:


Featured books and the series shelf


The library is a pretty cool place! Personally, I can’t wait for it to be even cooler when the fall weather finally gets here:


Library temperature


Are there any new books you’d recommend for me to purchase this year?

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  • Reply Meagan

    I would recommend the Boxcar Children series if you don’t have them yet 🙂 Still my favorite! 

    Miss you guys! Praying for you both!

    August 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    • Reply Leah

      We had only a few of the Boxcar Children books, and then I got a huge donation. We now have #1-#50 or so with about 20 others. (I had no idea they went as high as 80 some!) I hope the students will notice and try them out! 🙂 We miss you, too!

      August 29, 2013 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Holly

    Do you have any of these? (or other stories about missionaries for kids to read?) I read the one about Nate Saint. It seemed pretty good. The one I had had a more kid friendly cover to it…I picked it up at Family Christian. 

    Your library looks great!!! 🙂

    September 17, 2013 at 11:45 am
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