The American Academy Library provides an inviting, dynamic learning environment and related educational services designed to support and enhance teaching and learning experiences. By focusing on developing strong literacy skills students will be able to be independent readers and acquire the research skills needed for higher academic study. The AAC library supports the school’s mission by helping all students become innovators, collaborators, critical thinkers, multilingual speakers, digital learners, global citizens, inquirers, communicators and socially responsible community members.
The AAC library collection
We have a wonderful and comprehensive collection of books, all purchased from in the United States. This collection is added to each year making sure the students and teachers at AAC have access to modern literature trends and materials to support the curriculum right from Kindergarten to Grade 12. A large selection of fiction books is available to be read, loved and enjoyed! Many of the non-fiction books are aligned to subjects taught at AAC. Other non-fiction books reflect the individual interests of the students.
The library’s part in promoting literacy
The books are the essential element of any library, however the location of the books plays a part in attracting people to come and read. The AAC school library is situated in the best room in the entire school. Its location is very central. The books and location combine to make a happy, welcoming and inviting place for your children to learn, explore, research and to simply enjoy the pleasure of reading.
A library plays an important role in improving literacy in students.
The AAC library is a safe and welcoming place where every child can explore and discover their own taste in literature. The librarian’s role is to help them find just the right book to suit their individual tastes. This helps promote the lifetime love of reading. Information literacy, finding, assessing, evaluating, using and referencing information, is learned in the library. Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning, not just learning, but the love of learning. Gaining skills in information literacy increases the opportunities for students’ self-directed learning, as they become engaged in using a wide variety of information sources to expand their knowledge, ask informed questions, and sharpen their critical thinking for still further self-directed learning.