1st grade Program

First grade students visit the Library, together with their homeroom teacher, once per week as set forth in their timetable.

At the start of the academic year, librarians talk to students about their interests.  They help them to select books from a specific display case.  Towards the end of Library Hour, librarians – and sometimes, the children themselves - read or narrate a fairy tale in a specially designed area of the Library.

Students become “young explorers” and undertake Missions to Explore Book Identities. Thus, they acquire the following skills:
*Familiarization with each book’s identity (title, author, illustrator, classification number)
*Reading comprehension through simple questions
*Oral presentation to classmates about their work
Once they complete their mission, they earn a “Library Explorer” stamp.

Students also participate in Love of Reading Programs: they are recommended 3 books which they must read during their summer holidays, in an effort to raise their awareness of books and reading.


In addition to recreational reading, book borrowing, completion of simple projects in accordance with PYP thematic units, and having fairytales read aloud to them by librarians, children are afforded opportunities to attend presentations of special interest and to meet and talk with book authors and illustrators.