Recently the ABIS library has seen an influx of library books that are coming back after having been checked out up to 3 years ago! There are many, many books that are still missing from the library. Please take the time in the next few weeks, or during the upcoming winter break, to look through your bookshelves and children’s rooms for any ABIS library books. They may have ABIS stamps inside or out, an ABIS barcode on the back cover and/or a library spine label. We are working very hard in the library to have all books marked consistently so that our users are able to locate the books they need as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your assistance!!

This week the library has been busy with many new things going on. Our library displays have changed recently, so if you have a chance, stop by and check out our “Weird but True” nonfiction display, along with our “Nonfiction Adds Up” math books display. Students have also been investigating the “What Should I Read Next” app just added to the learning links on our Destiny library homepage. Students can type in a book that they liked and the app will generate a list of suggested similar books. We even have a whole bookshelf with “If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then try reading these books!” for students to choose from.

This week to prepare for reading goal setting coming up, students have been listening to stories about reading. Some of the stories primary students have read are “Thank You Mr. Falker” by Patricia Polacco, “The Whisper” by Pamela Zagarenski,  and “How Rocket Learned to Read” by Tad Hills. ECC students have been inspired to talk about dreaming with the amazing new book published just this year called “Remember to Dream Ebere” by the talented Cynthia Erivo. This is my favorite new book out this year, and I can stop watching the incredible story video told by the author on Storyline Online. Check it out when you get a chance!

For grades 3-6, in December, on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes, from 10:40-1:20 students can choose to come to the library to listen to our December read-aloud- “Krindlekrax” by Philip Ridley. This is a story about Ruskin Splinter, who is small and thin. The mysterious Krindlekrax threatens Lizard street where he lives and he has the chance to prove he really is the stuff heroes are made of………” See calendar of December lunchtime events below.


Grade 9 had an advisory visit to the library on Wednesday morning and enjoyed browsing our selection of fiction and nonfiction books, as well as reminiscing with our picture books. In December the library will hold Tuesday secondary lunchtime career exploration webinars from 12:20 to 1:00. The webinars will feature current people sharing their experiences with a variety of careers. For December we have scheduled the Read to Lead: Live! Recorded webinar with radiostars Lulu and Lala andRead to Lead: Live! Recorded webinar with filmmaker David Pagano. 


For all students

Don’t forget that our latest Scholastic Book Club is still online at There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from and every order helps us to add books to the ABIS library. Please place your order online by December 2nd, 2021.