Perhaps you were wondering...
...is reading for pleasure all that necessary? My days are "too busy" to spend 30 minutes a day with a book.
I hear that sentiment way too often, even from younger students. To the argument that you are "too busy" to read, I say balderdash.
There's a lot of research that points to daily pleasure reading as a lifelong benefit. Mental stimulation, vocabulary expansion, improved writing skills, improved focus, greater empathy, and stronger skills of analysis are just a few I can mention. There are plenty of other benefits of reading, but these are just a few.
How do you overcome that "lack of time" for pleasure reading? Try these ideas:
Life is not so demanding that we don't have time for reading, and that excuse rings quite hollow. There is too much to lose by not making the time for a good book.
Can you Guess the Readers in these slides?
If you can correctly identify 25 of the 30 readers, you will win a prize!
In the meantime, find out what books these folks like and read them yourselves. You are surrounded by readers, and they are all interesting people. Discover more through reading and discussing books.
Your Secondary Library Staff
Ms Che, Ms Mak, Ms Wong, & Mr Anderson
Currently the Secondary Library holds approximately 40,000 items for the students, faculty, and CIS community to borrow. On the upper floor of the library we feature our Chinese collection, English fiction, periodicals, Ebooks, and audio books. On our lower floor, one will find English non-fiction, French and Spanish materials, Extended Essays, Personal Projects, reference books, Professional Development materials and DVDs.
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It is your responsibility to bring your school ID card each day.
As students, you must use your school ID cards for access to all services provided in the Library. All items to check out include print materials and equipment such as E-readers, calculators and power adapters, and you must have your ID to do so. You can also use your student ID card for photocopying and printing.
Beyond that simple statement, it gets even easier:
|Books (print & digital)||14 days||
|Magazines and Journals||14 days||N/A*||$100|
|Audio-Visual (Audiobooks, DVDs, etc.)||14 days||N/A*||$200|
|Reference materials||1 day||N/A*||$200|
|Calculators and chargers/adapters||1 day||$20 per day||
*Rather than charging fees for most overdue materials, we ask that you return or renew items. You will not be allowed to check out any additional items if you owe a fine or have anything overdue. The rule of thumb: if you expect to check something out, take care of your obligations.
**If a missing or damaged item is part of a set and we are not able to replace the missing portion, then you need to pay for the replacement of the entire set, which means the cost may be significantly higher. This applies to both books and AV materials.
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