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Lights and Sparks this SY 2019-2020!

“To learn to read is to light a fire;
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
– Victor Hugo

We are ecstatic to see the kids back to reading in the library this school year.

Once again, their voices fill our circulation desk wanting to borrow their favorite books. Lower School students wait eagerly for the storytelling time and quickly scatter the moment it ends to hurry and get their take home book for the week.

Middle School students take their time in choosing books, browsing magazines or just chilling in the library. High Schoolers keep their cool as they research online while the IB students get serious on their IB readings and assignments.

Whichever grade level they are in, we hope they will get the most of their time. We are excited for them as they discover new territories and create new content.

Here’s to wishing them a wonderful reading journey this 2018-2019!

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IGNITE – Poetry Event 2019

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It was a privilege for the Library Team to organize the Poetry Event 2019 entitled “IGNITE“. A total of eight performers and three singers showed their talent in poetry and music. Their words and stanzas of love, friendship, and reflection brought us to a poetic journey. Excitement, anticipation and smiles were seen in the faces of the Faculty and Staff as they listened to the words of rhyme and lyric.

The memorable event was opened by a powerful piece entitled “Still Waters”, an original poem composition that described our lives in contrast with the seasons of our lives. Laughter was heard when one of our Science teachers recited her piece called “IB Learner profile”, on how she has applied all the 10 IB attributes in her journey as a wife. Love filled the air when a Faculty member shared how love arrives in its beautiful timing.

The crowd got a taste of Mexican poetry when our Spanish teacher read an excerpt from “You bring out the Mexican in me”, by Sandra Cisneros.

It concluded on a high note when we were serenaded by our very own Deputy Director with her own version of “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” and “Buses and Trains”.

To look back, here are some photos of the event:

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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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MARCH up on Top

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr.Seuss

March is that time of the year where we give the spotlight to Mr.Theodor Seuss Geisel or       better known as Dr.Seuss. It would have been his 115th birthday this year!!

Kicking off the event, we had the Lower School Library doors decorated as The Lorax           and  some Truffula Trees.

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We also put on display some of Dr.Seuss’  works.


The library prepared various activities and games for the kids to enjoy.

Puppet shows are always fun to watch and in our own little ways, we came up with a         simple puppet show featuring Dr. Seuss’ work “Ten Apples Up On Top.”

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Students seemed to have enjoyed counting apples.

To let them experience apples up on top of them too, Early Years got to stick pieces of cutout red circles (representing apples!) on top of a photo of their faces, and got as much circles as there are letters in their first names.

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While Elementary Students played a cup relay game wherein their ability to balance, to persevere and to work with their teammates were put to the test. Students were competitive during the game but in the end, everyone sure had fun.

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To cap it off, everybody had the chance to have their pictures taken using our giant Dr.Seuss polaroid.


We hope this was not just  a week- long  MOMENT  for the kids but a MEMORY of a lifetime.


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Love (for reading) is in the air!

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Excuse all the pinks and hearts, it was Valentine’s Day after all :D

In the Lower School Library, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by decorating the library with hearts and putting up a display of Valentine’s/love-themed books. We also incorporated these into class—for story time, we used classics:
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Guess How I Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

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The Brave Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen

To add to the fun, we had a song number for Nursery-Kinder: they danced and clapped to the tune of BINGO but instead had to spell H-E-A-R-T! While grades 1-2 students played a memory game which we called The Perfect Pair. Children were grouped and tasked to recall all the previous stories we’ve read in class. Using their memory, they distinguished if they made a perfect pair by matching characters from the same books.


Genre Dating Game

The Upper School Library, catering to older students, hosted a Genre Dating Game. Each student had to draw a number from a glass vase and every number corresponded to a Book Bachelor/Bachelorette which reveals the genre — the classification from which the students had to get a book. This gave them the chance to read books they probably would not normally pick up, if they were just to choose on their own.


All in all, a fun-filled February celebrating love… For reading, that is! ♥
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Hungry and ready for new adventures

No doubt going back to your normal routine would be very tough after a long holiday break, but the after-holiday blues do not have to linger. Although it seems hard to escape, you can always find a way to beat it and move back on your work or school things-to-do list.

We anticipated that the hours of the first week is going to grind slow, and so we decided to jumpstart the mood by sending some positive vibes through the bulletin boards and decorations placed inside and outside the library.


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We hope that the inspiring notes have somehow helped you find your focus and motivation that got astray during the holiday break. It is our simple way of cheering you and showing you how happy and thankful we are to see you (again).  ;)

Your semester may have started frail and slow, but we are sure, like a caterpillar, it will eventually transform into a beautiful and unique one. 2018 has ended and you have survived the first semester. Congratulations and welcome back!  :D

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‘Tis the Season to be Reading…

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas means a little bit more.”
- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

It is the most wonderful time of the year and we in the Library are all glad about it.

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As you enjoy this Christmas season, we invite you to remember to grab a book in the library and spend some precious time reading.

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Come and check out some of the new books and Award Winning titles!

1. “Alex Rider: never say die” by Anthony Horowitz
“From a deserted fort in Egypt to a luxury yacht in the South of France and an abandoned mine in the Welsh valleys, Alex has to untangle a web of threats and cryptic clues as he fights to discover the truth.”

2. “Code Girls: the untold story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II” by Liz Mundy (New York Times Bestselling Author)
“I cannot overstate the importance of this book; Mundy has given these American heroes the recognition they deserve.” – Nathalia Holt

3. “Guys Read: Funny Businessedited by Jon Scieszka
“offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have guys of all ages asking for more.”*

4. “And then there were noneby Agatha Christie
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U.N. Owen.”**

5. “The Murderer’s Ape- Jakob Wegelius
I’m called Sally Jones.”

 *Jon Scieszka, **Agatha Christie, ***Jakob Wegelius


“I know what I really want for Christmas. I want my childhood back. Nobody is going to give me that. I might give at least the memory of it to myself if I try. I know it doesn’t make sense, but since when is Christmas about sense, anyway? It is about a child, of long ago and far away, and it is about the child of now. In you and me. Waiting behind the door of our hearts for something wonderful to happen. A child who is impractical, unrealistic, simpleminded and terribly vulnerable to joy.”

–Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten


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Thankful November

November is always an exciting month, not only because it means we are just a month away from the holidays, but also because it’s BOOK WEEK!

This year, Book Week was held from November 19 – 23 2018, with the theme from the International Association of School Librarianship’s  “WHY I LOVE MY SCHOOL LIBRARY.”                                                                                


Books are always DEAR to us.. and for the whole Book Week, before the class starts, we wanted to make sure we Drop Everything And Read.

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We also asked the help of our Art teachers, Mr.Nelson Suarez and Ms.Erika Santos to guide our students in making their own Book Cover designs. We were given different and colorful interpretations of book titles.



The Library is always thankful to the faculty, staff and the whole CISM community for their support so we prepared a small breakfast gathering to thank each and everyone.



Ms. Ellyce gave us some broadway feels when she sang “Home” from Beauty and the Beast.



Everyone is also looking forward for the Book Character Dress Up Day wherein students and teachers prepare and dress up based on their chosen book titles.We were presented wonderful and awesome blurbs with their creative and fun costumes, much to the delight of the audience.

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We are always humbled and thankful for the gift of books and for all the wonderful people around.

“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.” ― Dave Eggers




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Colorful October

This October, the Library was one with the rest of CISM in celebrating United Nations Day. We put up displays featuring books and magazines covering different aspects of the environment and how to care for it.

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Our theme this year is Greening the Blue. This is the UN’s effort in presenting the movement to go green in a more positive manner, as opposed to the many attempts at marketing this movement in a scary, doomsday way.

It really does not take a lot to contribute to helping save the world. One very simple and concrete example we implement here in school is by carpooling! See more easy-to-do, positive actions you can take in this fun blog post: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World.


In Library Classes with the children, A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood were big hits!

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They enjoyed the unique names: Camilla Cream (Mrs. Cream was especially funny to them), Heckedy Peg, and days of the week as names for children :D

These stories stirred up different feelings in the students. It gave them the chance to really imagine themselves as characters and empathize with them—such an essential reading experience!

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Remember in September

Book inquirer scenario: Patron approaches the Librarian and inquires about a book and when asked for additional details on the book that s/he is looking for says, “I don’t remember the title, but I think it’s blue.” :mrgreen: :oops:


Clearly color is not the most helpful descriptor for locating a book but such limited information would not stop us, Librarians, from helping our library users find the book that they are looking for. 8-)

;)  Keep Calm and Choose A Book  ;)

To help those who remember little about the book  s/he wants or needs, and to kick-off the book display for this year, the Upper School Library set up a shelf display of books with blue cover.



It was DAHL-lighful month at the Lower School Library.

Last September 13th, 2018  was Roald Dahl’s birthday. He would have been 102 years old!

“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
– Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


To celebrate Dahl’s wonderful literary contributions, the Lower School Library setup a shelf display of the books that he wrote. Some of books included are the classic books that were made into movies –The BFG (2016), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (2005), and Matilda (1996).



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