Sunday, 11 December 2011

Red Dot Books are here!

Almost all of the books are available in the primary library now.

The Red Dot shortlist titles are chosen by a committee of teacher-librarians in Singapore from recent children's literature (first published in English within the past four years), with the goal of offering a range of books from around the world.

The Red Dot books are divided into four categories:
Early Years (ages 3-7)
Younger Readers (ages 7-10)
Older Readers (ages 10-14)
Mature Readers (ages 14-adult) - these are in the secondary library.

Voting will take place early March. Stop by the library and check out books for the holiday.

Monday, 5 December 2011

How Full is your Bucket?

We now have a few copies of these books to help teach children the benefits of kindness. Stop by the library and check them out.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Focus on Nonfiction

With so many grades focusing on nonfiction, I thought it was a good time to remind you of some great places to go on the Internet for information.

Check out these sites that we subscribed to for ebooks, downloadables, or printables of nonfiction titles.


Click here for links and login/password info. 
(This will only work from an email address)
Links are also on the Destiny homepage.

Scroll down on our Destiny homepage to find many links. You'll find some great websites under Research Tools- Where to Begin:
Here are some of my favorites:

Here are links for magazines and news sites for kids.

Books for Boys

Jon Scieszka, the very funny author of the Time Warp Trio series, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, etc., has created a website just to get boys to read.

Check out his recommendations for different ages and genres.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Kishore Mahbubani

Professor Kishore Mahbubani visited the east campus today for the official opening of the Middle School/High School library, which is named after him. Kishore was Chair of our Board of Governors from 2005 to 2010 and oversaw the enormous changes that took place during that time. He seemed truly honored to have the library named after him. He shared that he would not be where he istoday if he had not discovered libraries and the joy of reading when he was 6 or 7 years old.

Photo thanks to Cheryl Yap of Raffles Institution, visiting teacher-librarian.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


The 11th day of the 11th month in 2011, 11-11-11, this fascinating date only comes around once every hundred years. To celebrate this amazing event, check out this site for some activities and ideas that you can use in your intermediate grade classroom.

Monday, 7 November 2011


We have many subscriptions for online resources available for our community. A list of links is included on the East Library Catalog homepage.

One new subscription is CultureGrams. CultureGrams provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries.

Usernames and passwords can be found here-
Quick Links

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Crazy Hair Day

In honor of crazy hair day in the primary school, I would like to share this video/song version of the picture book, Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg. Enjoy!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Get comfortable and read.

Our new bean bags are quite a hit with our primary students. A great big thank you goes out to the volunteers who helped stuff the bean bags. It seems like each time you come in the library, there are more and more cozy areas for children to sit back and enjoy reading.

The library staff along with many parent volunteers have processed thousands of new books for our library. Thousands more are in the works. Stop by for a look. Parents can borrow up to five books.