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LIBRARY

The main source of center knowledge and major educational resources

KGHS library is a warm and welcoming environment for learners to share, create, be curious, collaborate, relax, socialize and read. The library is open throughout the school day and on Sunday, and each class visits the library alone or their classroom teacher at timetabled periods. During class visits to the library, learners exchange their own items and replenish their classroom library shelves. The library is also open during morning tea and lunchtime for learners to visit during their own time.

Library Mission Statement

KGHS mission is to provide the school community with a wide range of materials on appropriate levels of difficulty that will encourage growth in knowledge, establish a life-long love of reading, and foster information literacy. The Library also provides readers with the intellectual and physical access to resources for a wide range of abilities and differing points of view. 

The Library expresses intellectual access as the right to read, receive and express ideas, and to acquire skills to STRIVE as they seek out, explore, and examine ideas. Physical access includes being able to locate and retrieve information unimpeded by fees, within the age limit of our school community. We encourage parents to help their children read a book whenever they have to.

Collection Policy

KGHS library book collection is based on 80 percent of student recommendations, 15 percent of Librarian’s research via trade magazines or School Library Journal and 5 percent are teacher/parent recommendations.

The Library has a responsibility to serve our entire school community, which services ages 3 to 12 learners in nursery and primary sections have access to our entire collection. We also encourage parents to review their child’s book selections with them and discuss the contents of the book.

Borrowing Books

Kindergarten and Lower Primary Graders: one book for one week.

Fourth, Fifth and Six Graders: two books for two weeks.

Lost or Damaged Books

If a book is damaged or lost, we ask parents to pay for the books via a personal check made out to K.G.H.S. A letter will go home that states the title of the book and its replacement cost.