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Happy Chinese New Year!

New Year’s Day
By Wang Anshi

The New Year is coming amid the sound of firecracker,
The spring breeze has wafted the warm breath with Tusu wine.
While the rising sun shines thousands of houses,
New peach wood charms replace the old ones.

Cheers to the year 2020!

Here is our book display visited by the Lion during CISM’s Chinese New Year celebration.





 May our minds be filled with prosperity and blessing through reading!

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

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Coffee with New Books 2019 

Read good books & drink good coffee

Coffee with New Books 2019!


A fun-filled morning it was for the CISM faculty and staff last November 27, 2019 as the library team introduced the newly acquired books in this year’s “Coffee with New Books” with the theme hippie tipi!


The faculty cast about books perfect for each of their classes. A number of this year’s new books were requested as most of it were chosen by the library team bearing in mind the need and appropriateness for everyone. From early years to high school books were extended.

It was delightful to see everyone enjoying their books and hot coffee coupled with some finger foods!

The following pictures are taken from the event.


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Significant October

 Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain


October had lots of reasons to celebrate.

United Nations Day

The Library, together with the whole CISM community celebrated the 74th United Nations Day. An exhibit of different references that teach how to help our environment such as books tackling global issues, posters on some of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, country flags and some trivia and fun facts were put on display.








Happening also this October is the Halloween. (Time for trick or treat!!) The library doors transformed into cute scary monsters.





Anti- Bullying Campaign

This is also the start of a month long campaign against bullying.Books and posters supporting the cause can be found in the Kindness corner. To support the campaign, Library classes for Early years and Elementary school will focus on choosing kindness.

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This was indeed a fun-filled and a significant month.



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Because It’s September… Let’s Get To Know Elie Wiesel

Do you know Elie Wiesel?

Elie Wiesel was a Nobel-Prize winning writer, teacher and activist. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America Congressional Gold Medal and the French Legion of Honor. He was known for his work “Night“. He was born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania.

His birthday is coming. Happy Birthday, Elie Wiesel! 

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His famous memoir Night is about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. He shared with the world the torture, inconceivable acts of violence, the death of over 6 million Jewish brothers and sisters, and the means for surviving when there was nothing to hold on to.

Why is it worth reading?  It will make you realize the value of acceptance and compassion.

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Another book that he wrote is “The time of the uprooted”. A profoundly moving novel about the healing power of compassion.

Elie Wiesel has taught his readers tolerance, compassion, love, grace, and forgiveness.

“I feel that books, just like people, have a destiny. Some invite sorrow, others joy, some both.” -Elie Wiesel

Check out these books from the Upper School Library :)

Sources: Night Book by Elie Wiesel and www.biography.com

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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!

Lower School Library
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:
Guess How Much I Love You
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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