Our dramatically terraced, open concept library and media center at RAS contains a multitude of seating options for casual reading, a formal Reading classroom, and a variety of study rooms that offer students an inspiring atmosphere in which to study, research, and collaborate. From Kindergarten to 5th Grade, as well in the EIP, students visit the library at least once a week for reading-centric lessons and to exchange books. Students are able to borrow two to five books depending on their grade level and parents are able to check out two books as well.
For detailed information, including books available in the RAS library, click HERE.
Raffles American School Library Standards
Core Beliefs of ALA:
Reading is a window to the world.
Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught.
Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs.
Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.