LIBRARY MISSION:

Our purpose is to encourage a life-long love of reading and learning amongst our students.

Our Library offers a welcoming and creative environment to encourage independent reading, thinking, and curiosity. We aspire for our students to think critically and creatively about literature and strive to develop a community that is empathetic to others and curious about the world around them.

The BASIS International School Bangkok Library has a wonderful and ever-growing collection to meet its community’s educational and informational needs. It also provides safe space for students to study, read, share knowledge, and be creative alongside their peers and teachers.

Our library offers a wide collection of children’s books from Nursery age to Grade 3, as well as middle grade and Young Adult collections. In addition, we offer access to audiobooks and other digital resources and platforms.

The library would love to see students, teachers, and parents using our library resources and space.

OUR LIBRARIAN:

Miss Erika is a Librarian from the United States. She earned her Masters in Library and Information Science from the iSchool, University of Washington studying Indigenous children’s literature from New Zealand and Australia, in addition to library and research services. Miss Erika has experience in university libraries, public libraries, museums, preservation services, and archives. She has spent the last two years teaching ESL in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand and is excited to be the Librarian at BASIS International School Bangkok.

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR STUDENTS

The library is open from 7:30 – 17:00, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (except holidays).

Students can check in/out materials during 7:30 – 16: 45, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (except holidays).

The Library is also open for parents on Tuesday and Thursday after school, from 15:05 – 16:45 and Wednesdays before school from 7:15 – 7:55.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

In addition to allotted library time for individual classes, we encourage students to join in our many reading-related events and activities throughout the school year. This includes reading competitions, festival/holiday-themed activities, book fairs and book sales, international literacy day, special storytimes, and other activities to promote of love of reading and literature.