We take seriously our charge of creating life-long readers.
The American Overseas School of Rome Elementary School Library seeks to implement, enrich, and support our innovative educational program through access to resources and development of curriculum; and to improve reading and research skills through collaboration and traditional library education practices. The library also seeks to encourage reading as a pleasurable activity by providing a curated selection of age appropriate and engaging fiction and nonfiction, and by regularly presenting educational and entertaining library programming.
The American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner guide our library program.
About the Collection
The AOSR elementary library has a rich collection of approximately 10,000 volumes which includes print and digital material that celebrate the diversity of our community and challenges students to engage in the global community. Parents are welcome and encouraged to use our library.
About the Elementary School Library
The elementary school library is a lively, welcoming space. Every class, from pre-school through fifth grade, goes to the library once a week for a forty five minute period. The class consists of independent reading time, library skills lesson, and time to pick out books. The goal of book pick-out is to allow the children to develop their passion for reading and independence in a library setting by choosing books that appeal to them. Students, parents, and teachers are always welcome and encouraged to use the library before and after school for research, reading, and checking out materials. Elementary school students are required to have a parent, babysitter, or older sibling with them after regular school hours.
Elementary School Library Policies
Kindergarten and 1st grade students may checkout one book at a time and 2nd through 5th grade students may select up to three books to take home. If a book is not returned by the end of the school year, the student will be billed for the replacement costs. Parents are allowed to check out additional books over the student limit.