Library News


Stephanie Creamer


Librarian

International School of Dakar

A Taste of our Saturday Read Alouds; Spotlight Author Duncan Tonatiuh

posted Sep 28, 2017, 5:21 AM by Catherine KAZMIRSKI

The ISD Library would like to offer a huge “thank you” to all the weekend readers! Here are some samples of the ISD Library read alouds.


Spanish Read Aloud:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOpjZ-k0CXM&feature=youtu.be

Chinese Read Aloud: https://youtu.be/aypfdVML9Ac


SATURDAY READING HOURS


Come with your children, enjoy some picture books, and then feel free to browse the shelves for books to check out.  

If you are interested in reading  picture books to children, please contact stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn.  


Oct. 21       11:00 - 3:00    (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00 Spanish  12:00-12:30)

Nov. 4         11:00 - 3:00   (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Nov. 11       11:00 - 3:00   (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Dec. 9        11:00 - 3:00    no readers...yet


Les heures de lecture pour Samedi

Venez avec vos enfants profiter des livres avec des images (communément connus sous le nom de livres pour enfants), n’hésitez pas aussi de venir jeter un coup d’oeil à nos differents livres afin de les emprunter.

Au cas où vous serez intéressés à lire ces livres (livres avec images) aux enfants, contactez Mme Stephanie à l’adresse stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn.


Spotlight Author for National Hispanic Heritage Month:

September 15 - October 15


Today's spotlight author and illustrator is Duncan Tonatiuh. His vibrant illustrations mesmerize! If you are interested in sharing beautiful art with your friends, family, or for your own enjoyment, take a look at his work:

http://www.duncantonatiuh.com/store.html



The ISD library has a few of his works, and I would like to highlight Separate is Never Equal:


"Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark school desegregation case of 1946 in California."


Come check it out or put it on hold!  


English, Chinese, Spanish readers this Saturday!

posted Sep 21, 2017, 9:40 AM by Catherine KAZMIRSKI   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 5:56 AM by ISD Communications ]

This Saturday’s Read Aloud


English Books: 11:30-12 pm


Bring your children to the library on Saturday for a storytime in English with delightful picture books. Thank you to Mae Ulep who will read aloud from 11:30-12:00pm. A Treeful of Pigs!Caribbean Dream, and Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo.



Chinese Books: 12:00-12:30pm

Following the English reading, you can stay to hear Chinese children's books. The Chinese reading is from 12:00-12:30pm. Thank you, Peng Jinhui, for volunteering to read Chinese picture books to the ISD community!



Spanish Books: 12:30-1:00pm


Also this Saturday, Ana Gonzalez will read three Spanish picture books to the ISD community.  If you want your children to hear some great kids books in Spanish, join us from 12:30 - 1:00pm.


Este Sábado, Ana González va a leer tres libros españoles a la comunidad de ISD. Si desean traer a sus niños para escuchar la lectura en español, la Señora González comenzará a las 12:30 - 1:00pm.  



SATURDAY READING HOURS

Come with your children, enjoy some picture books, and then feel free to browse the shelves for books to check out.  

If you are interested in reading  picture books to children, please contact stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn.  

Sept. 23     11:00-3:00      (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00 Chinese 12:00-12:30)

Oct. 21       11:00 - 3:00    (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Nov. 4         11:00 - 3:00   (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Nov. 11       11:00 - 3:00   (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Dec. 9        11:00 - 3:00    no readers...yet


Les heures de lecture pour Samedi,

Venez avec vos enfants profiter des livres avec des images (communément connus sous le nom de livres pour enfants), n’hésitez pas aussi de venir jeter un coup d’oeil à nos differents livres afin de les emprunter.

Au cas où vous serez intéressés à lire ces livres (livres avec images) aux enfants, contactez Mme Stephanie à l’adresse stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn.

 

Sept. 23     11:00-3:00      (lecteur(trice) en anglais de 11:30 - 12:00 Chinese 12:00-12:30)

Oct. 21       11:00 - 3:00    (lecteur(trice) en anglais de 11:30 - 12:00)

Nov. 4         11:00 - 3:00   (lecteur(trice) en anglais de 11:30 - 12:00)

Nov. 11       11:00 - 3:00   (lecteur(trice) en anglais de 1:30 - 12:00)

Dec. 9        11:00 - 3:00    pas de lecteur(trice) encore trouvé

Constitution Day, National Hispanic Heritage Month, Saturday Library Hours

posted Sep 14, 2017, 3:29 AM by Catherine KAZMIRSKI

The library would like to announce two important events that begin this weekend: Constitution Day and  National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Come to the library for wonderful and informative resources for both.


Constitution Day - 17 September



The Mount Vernon resource has plenty of detailed lessons, reading material, biographies, and facts regarding the U.S. Constitution.  Feel free to sit down with your children and scroll through this resource in commemoration of Constitution Day.  Click on this link.


National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from

15 September - 15 October


Check out Google Arts and Culture to see a collection of art, history, dance, and people of interest, including muralist Diego Rivera.


 

The library also hosts a resource list of books that range from children’s picture books to non-fiction resources.

The library carries many volumes from Latino authors, including Julia Alvarez, Rudolfo Anaya, Yuri Morales, and Gary Soto. Come to the library and ask for help finding a book that is just right for you.



SATURDAY READING HOURS


Saturday Hours has a special day coming up. The library has two volunteer readers for Sept. 23rd, and picture books in both English and Chinese will be read to the ISD community. Come with your children, enjoy some picture books, and then feel free to browse the shelves for books to check out.  


If you are interested in reading  picture books to children, please contact stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn


Sept. 23     11:00-3:00      (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00; Chinese 12:00-12:30)

Oct. 21       11:00 - 3:00    (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Nov. 4         11:00 - 3:00   (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Nov. 18       11:00 - 3:00   (English reader from 11:30 - 12:00)

Dec. 9        11:00 - 3:00    No readers...yet!


This Saturday at the ISD Library: Delightful Picture Books!

posted Sep 7, 2017, 8:43 AM by Catherine KAZMIRSKI   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 6:57 AM ]

The library would like to invite parents and students to the library this Saturday, from 11:00-3:00pm.  


The ISD Library is delighted to welcome two readers this weekend: 

  • Mrs. Genevieve Duchenne will read children’s French pictures books from 11:30am - 12:00 noon.  
  • Ms Mae Ulep will read children’s English picture books from 12:30-1:00pm.  The English selections for this Saturday include the following wonderful books:




Come and enjoy the readings, as well as the new additions to our collection: you can see some of them here!  (Doesn't that video make you want to come explore?)


Can’t wait to see you at the library!

Saturday hours, French and English readers, learn about Tabaski

posted Aug 31, 2017, 1:48 AM by Catherine KAZMIRSKI   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 10:02 AM ]

The Saturday library hours schedule for first semester is established. The hours will consistently be from 11:00am - 3:00pm. The library also has a few volunteer readers of children’s literature in both French and English. Please continue to check the listed dates (here, and on the whole school calendar) for which languages will be read.  


There are still hours available for Wolof, French, Spanish, and readers all other languages, so please feel welcome to come to ISD and to read children’s books to our diverse community.  For more details, contact stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn .


Date          Lib. Hours      Reading Hours

Sept. 9       11:00-3:00      French reader from 11:30 - 12:00 and English reader from 12:30 - 1:00pm

Sept. 23     11:00-3:00      English reader from 11:30 - 12:00

Oct. 21       11:00 - 3:00    English reader from 11:30 - 12:00

Nov. 4        11:00 - 3:00    English reader from 11:30 - 12:00

Nov. 18      11:00 - 3:00    English reader from 11:30 - 12:00

Dec. 9        11:00 - 3:00    No readers...yet


Other Library News


This weekend we celebrate Eid al-Adha, or as we know it in Senegal, Tabaski!.  If you would like to share books with your children about Eid or other holidays, please come to the library and ask us to help you find what you’re looking for. We have both fiction and non-fiction works.


Eid mubarak, bonne fête!



News from All Over: Using the NewsBank Database

posted Aug 25, 2017, 3:03 AM by Catherine KAZMIRSKI   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 8:01 AM ]

The library is OPEN this Saturday 26 August from 11:00-300pm.


The library is still looking for parent and student volunteers to read on Saturdays. We would like French, Spanish, English, and Wolof readers to come to the library on Saturdays and read to children for 30 minutes.  Contact for more details: stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn


We have news from all over!

The ISD Library has access to newspapers from all over the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, Oceania, The Caribbean, and Europe.  At the ISD library, you can use the NewsBank Database to see what news outlets from around the globe think of the United States' upcoming celebration of the 19th Amendment, the amendment to the Constitution that gave women the right to vote, also known as Women’s Equality Day.  Americans celebrate this amendment on the 26th of August--tomorrow!  


To access NewsBank Database, go to the isdakar.org webpage and click on the Databases and eBooks link.  Remember to access this page with your school account.  


  RichardHowe.com


The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1920. Here are some examples of newspaper articles you can find in your NewsBank Database regarding the upcoming celebration:


“19th Amendment Society celebrates elected women”

Women demonstrate support of 19th Amendment in retro garb

Iowa centenarian exercises 19th amendment right


If you have any questions about accessing the NewsBank Database, your librarian can help! stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn

Welcome from the ISD Library!

posted Aug 18, 2017, 1:15 AM by Catherine KAZMIRSKI

Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year.  My name is Stephanie Creamer, and I am this year’s new librarian. This month, the library received plenty of summer materials in the library, and I encourage everyone to come browse and check out the recently arrived magazine editions.  We have such titles as The Atlantic, Bon Appetit, Surfer, Teen Vogue, National Geographic, Okapi, Phosphore, Picsou, RollingStone, and Seventeen.  We look forward to your visit to the library!



SATURDAY HOURS:

The library will be open every other Saturday, beginning this Saturday, 26th of August.  The hours are 11:00am - 3:00pm.  We encourage parents to bring their children to check out books, and high school students to use the space for study and access to resources.  


LIBRARY SEEKS PARENT READERS:

The library seeks readers of French, Wolof, Spanish, German, or any other language for reading time with children on Saturday library hours.  If you are interested in reading to children in their mother tongue, please contact Stephanie Creamer, the librarian: stephaniec@faculty.isd.sn.

Reading Africa - All Books Due - Retirement - Library Open Saturday

posted Jun 2, 2017, 2:59 AM by Deanne WHITE


I am excited to introduce you to this wonderful web site, Africa Access. The site provides summaries and reviews of children's and young adult books that are focused on Africa. Included in the web site are this books lists:
Read Africa invites young people to read great books on Africa .
Anansi Reads lists great picture books,
Sankofa Reads focuses on chapter books.
CABA Reads lists winners of the Children's Africana Book Awards.
Click here to open the web site: Africa Access

Another very useful section of Africa Access is the Links and Resources tab at the top of the Africa Access home page. Here you can find the following outstanding resources:

African Media Program (University of Michigan) 10,000+ films & videos on Africa


International Children’s Digital Library  (best of children's literature available online for free

ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS ARE DUE IN THE LIBRARY NOW
We thank you for returning all library materials. Please understand that all library materials must be return in order for students to receive the final progress report/report card. Students withdrawing from ISD will also need to return all library materials in order to receive their school records.

If any library book or other material has been lost, you may request a bill from us, pay at the ISD cashier, return to the library with your receipt, and we will clear the student's library record.

Please email the librarian with any questions: deannew@faculty.isd.sn

LIBRARY OPEN THIS SATURDAY, June 2, 11:00-3:00 pm

RETIREMENT
It has been my great honor to work with your children for the past three years. My first job as a professional librarian began in 1984. I cannot think of a better place than the International School of Dakar for my last three years as on international school librarian. Your children have taught me so much and have enriched my life. They will remain in my heart. My thanks to you for your encouraging them to read. My very special thanks to the citizens of Senegal for welcoming me so warmly!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Fifth graders still reading in a library corner after book checkouts have stopped for the school year. June 2, 2017.

All Books Due in the Library -- Summer Reading - Summer Checkout

posted May 25, 2017, 9:16 AM by Deanne WHITE   [ updated May 25, 2017, 10:19 AM ]

BOOKS ARE NOW DUE IN THE LIBRARY
All library books are due in the library now. Please return them as soon as possible. In order to receive the final report card / progress report, all library materials must be returned. School records for departing students will be released only when all library materials are returned. If a library book is lost, please request a bill. If the book is found, we will refund the money. 

CHECKING OUT BOOKS FOR THE SUMMER
We will check out books for the summer beginning Friday, June 2. All books will be due back in the library on August 11, the second day of the new school year. 

SUMMER READING LISTS
Click on the link below for great summer reading lists for students, organized by grade level. These lists are from the librarians of the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network. Adults will find many interesting titles among the list for grades 11-12.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES
I encourage you to visit your local library this summer. Many have reading programs especially for children and young adults. If you are eligible for a public library membership and your library provides electronic books, you will be able to access the ebooks for free for the remainder of the year, no matter your location. If you use an ebook reader such as the Kindle, Nook, or iPad, this can be a huge savings and provide countless hours of free learning and pleasure.

If you have any questions, please email me:  deannew@faculty.isd.sn

Image by Andreas Braendhaugen, Book return box, Green Library

Book it to the beach! - Summer Reading

posted May 19, 2017, 2:27 AM by Deanne WHITE

"Ocean Beach" by Zsombre Lacza

Summer Reading List Extraordinaire, PreK through Grade 12
Make reading with your children one of your pleasurable goals for the summer. Every spring, librarians of the Houston Independent Schools Library Network publish annual recommended reading lists. Each list is printable and organized by grade level. Adult readers will find plenty of good books on the grade 11 and 12 reading lists. Use these lists to borrow from your country public libraries or to guide your bookstore and ebook purchases. Click on the link below and Happy Summer Reading!


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