From the moment you enter our libraries, their purpose is evident – to develop a love of reading in all children. The primary school has two beautiful libraries: one for Early Years and P1 (typically ages 4-6) and another library for P2 – p5 students (typically ages between 6 – 11).
The primary school libraries aim to create a culture of reading. We believe that reading has a positive impact on all areas of students’ learning and student wellbeing in general.
With over 30.000 books, audiobooks, magazines and comics, the primary libraries not only complement classroom learning, but also serve as an additional learning environment. Above all, both libraries offer a place where students can read for pleasure at a pace that suits them.
We believe every child loves to read; some just need a little help finding their stories and that is what we are here for.
If your child is interested in fact or fiction, an avid or reluctant reader - our friendly librarians can help them to find books to pique their interest.
Good to know:
- All Early Years and Primary children visit once a week.
- On Wednesdays our Mother Tongue and L2 classes visit.
- Early Years children borrow two books and Primary up to three books per week.
- All children are supplied with a yellow library bag when they first start school at ESH.
If your child is a bookworm or forgets their books on their library day, we have free access every morning from 8.30am to 8.45am.
ESH students can access Borrow Box - an English language library app which gives access to a giant catalogue of childrens' and young adult audiobooks and ebooks.
The Secondary Mediatheek offers students a unique space to learn and grow. We have resources to help students with their studies, presentations, group work and assignments. Students can use and borrow a great variety of resources, from books and eBooks to iPads, PCs, magazines, 3D printer and online encyclopedias. Our book collection includes non-fiction books, novels, magazines, comics and mangas in more than 7 different languages. Furthermore, we have an area called “MakerSpace” with tools, like a 3D printer, that students can use to experiment, learn and get creative.
Inside the Meditheek you will find areas to work either in groups or individually, we have desks with PCs and relaxing sofas for reading. Be inspired by our displays of books and participate in different activities, like the Book Club, music performances and art projects. And if you really love books, then you can get fully involved in the Library life by becoming a volunteer. Learn about how a Library works, the different tasks involved in running a library and how to manage the library collections. The help of students is priceless.
We also deliver information literacy workshops to all groups, teaching skills to find, search and analyze information that you need for your studies. You will discover a new way of thinking about information, and being more critical about what you read.