Welcome Back!

A warm welcome back from your IST library team! We have an exciting year of reading and library programs planned. Here are some upcoming events for your calendar:

  • Author/Illustrator visit: Matt Holm (Aug 31 & Sep 1). Holm is the illustrator for the popular Squish and BabyMouse books. Parents are welcome to attend his workshops! A final schedule will be coming soon.
  • Scholastic Book Orders (order forms will go home this Friday. Please return the forms by August 25th).
  • International Schools Library Week (Oct 16-20)
  • BPIEC Book Fair (Oct 17-18)
  • Book Character Dress Up Day (Oct 20). Start planning your costumes!

Volunteers Welcome

We are very lucky to have several volunteers who assist us with everything from ordering to shelving, but we are always happy to have more community members coming in to assist. If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, please contact the IST librarians at Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net or Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net.

Birthday Book Club

We love to help students celebrate their birthdays! With the birthday book club, you help support the library’s book collection and give your child a special birthday memory. How does it work? The librarians select a new book for the library, based on your child’s interests. A nameplate will be put into the new book, and your child will be the first to check the new book out. The cost is 150 RMB. Please contact the librarians if you would like to celebrate your child’s next birthday with us!

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

Happy birthday, Lucy!

Lucy, in kindergarten, donated the birthday book Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Princess Who Floated by Florence Parry Heide and Lane Smith. Lucy enjoys reading books about princesses, so we hope she will like this story of an unusual princess! Lucy was the first student to check out the book from the library this week. We hope you enjoy it!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday, Allen!

Thank you to Zi Ming (Allen), grade 1, for his Birthday Book donation to the library. Allen’s birthday book is Minecraft: Medieval Fortress by Craig Jelley. Minecraft books are extremely popular at the IST library, and we know that Allen and many more students will enjoy this new addition to the collection. Enjoy your birthday book, Allen!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday, Ye Seo!

Ye Seo celebrated her birthday over the winter holiday. We are thrilled to help her continue celebrating with a Birthday Book Club donation of the book Mr. Granite is From Another Planet by Dan Gutman, part of the popular “My Weird School Daze” series. Ye Seo is a fan of this series, and we are very happy to have another of these books in the IST library!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Birthday Book Club-a very big week!

This week we were thrilled to celebrate three birthdays with the IST Birthday Book Club!

Happy birthday, Annie!
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We celebrated Annie’s birthday with her Birthday Book Club donation. Annie, in grade 5, donated The Journey to Atlantis by Thea Stilton. Happy birthday Annie, and we hope you enjoy your book!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy birthday, Ava!
img_4160We also celebrated Ava’s birthday this week with her Birthday Book Club donation. Ava, in grade 5, donated Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Thank you for your donation, and happy birthday Ava!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy birthday, Annika!

untitledThis week we belatedly celebrated Annika’s birthday with her Birthday Book Club donation. Annika, in grade 8, donated The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge. Happy birthday Annika, and we hope you enjoy this Costa Book of the Year!

 

 

 

 

Annie, Ava and Annika were the first students to check out these new books from the library.

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday Alice!

Last week we were thrilled to celebrate Alice’s birthday with her Birthday Book Club donation. Alice, in kindergarten, donated The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene. Alice was the first person to check out this new book from the library. Happy birthday Alice, and we hope you enjoy your book!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday, Tianluo!

We began celebrating Tianluo’s birthday early (his birthday is September 19th) with his Birthday Book Club donation of six books. Thank yimg_3849ou Tianluo for your generous donation to the library!

Tianluo has a wide range of interests, and particularly likes award-winning books. His birthday book donations are Emmanuel’s Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson & Sean Qualls; Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen; Hippos Are Huge! by Jonathan London & Matthew Trueman;   Leo: a Ghost Story by Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson; Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems; and Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld.

Enjoy your books, Tianluo, and we hope you have a happy birthday!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday, Alice!

Today we were excited to celebrate Alice’s birthday with her Birthday Book Club donation. Alice, in grade 1, donated Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems. She is the first person to check out this new book from the library. Thank you Alice, and we hope you enjoy your book!

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If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Jun Seo!

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Thank you to Jun Seo Yu, grade 1, for his Birthday Book donation to the library. Jun Seo’s birthday book is Dinosaurs From Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick and Kwanchai Moriya. Jun Seo was the first student to check out the book from the library this week.

We hope you enjoy it!

If you would like to celebrate your birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the library staff at LibraryGroup@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

 

Early Happy Birthday, Jin A!

Our latest Birthday Book Club recipient is Jin A, who donated the book Malcolm at Midnight, by W.H. Beck. Although her birthday is not until the end of the month, we didn’t want to make her wait any longer so that she has plenty of time to read the book before checkout is finished for the year.

Malcolm is a pet rat at McKenna School. He loves being the classroom pet and he has an active after-school social life with all the other classroom pets. One day, a pet iguana disappears and it’s up to Malcolm to find out what happened.

As the Birthday Book Club recipient, Jin A is the first one to check the book. A nameplate on the title page commemorates the occasion. Parents can enroll their students in the Birthday Book Club program, for a small fee of 150RMB, via the sidebar widget. We will be closing registration for this year at the end of the week, but parents can still register students for next school year.

Jin A's Birthday Book Club donation

 

Thanks, Jin A. I hope you enjoy the book. Have a great birthday next week! I hope you spend the day reading.