The Learning Resources Centre is a meeting place in APG School for learners who have the passion to read books. It is an active centre in the school community that supports teaching and learning. It aims to offer information which empowers research and student learning needs, providing sufficient quality resources and effective information literacy education. It is our mission to develop a wide range of library services and resources, covering all areas of the school curriculum.
The library is open at 7:00am - 2:30pm, from Sunday to Thursday.
We maintain collections in English and Arabic materials. We hold over 11,000 volumes of books and audio-visual resources that are searchable by the Follett’s web catalog Destiny Library Manager which is accessible through the school network. We provide access to growing online resources that offer e-books, online articles and information research skills to help students do their research projects: READING PROMOTION The Learning Resources Centre actively encourages students to become avid readers by providing fun and meaningful activities inside and outside the library environment. As an academic support, we help in developing students to become passionate in reading. We host an Annual Book Fair and we run the International School Book Club to expose students to various display of children's literature. We conduct the Reading Week to stir students love for books and instill in them the joy of reading. We run the Scholastic’s We Are Writers, an online writing tool that inspires children to become authors, and offers a unique opportunity to see their own writing published in a book. We introduced the Reader’s Ticket to encourage children to read more books and to practice good behavior while inside the library. Grades 1 to 3 Super Readers and Star Readers are recognized during the Morning Assembly. The library spearheads the annual Arab Reading Challenge and Reading Marathon at which students are exposed to unique and meaningful reading activities. The Library Bookmobile offers a mini library to children who want to read books during break periods. It is being managed by students (bookmobile leaders). A storytelling activity called Break Time Tales is soon to be launched in which the students will enjoy hearing stories during break time. LIBRARY INSTAGRAM Students’ participation on reading programs are documented and are accessed through the library Instagram that aims to promote library awareness and to encourage a culture of reading among members of the APG school community. The library captures reading experiences of APG students creating special memories for children to enjoy learning from books, as well as to inspire parents, teachers and administrators to model reading.