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A Learning Community that Empowers Students to Achieve their Academic and Life Potential.

Our dramatically terraced, open-concept library and media center at Raffles American School 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 as 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, Search here.

The RAS Library POWER Standards are based on the

Core Beliefs of the AASL (American Association of School Librarians):

1. The school library is a unique and essential part of a learning community.
2. Qualified school librarians lead effective school libraries.
3. Learners should be prepared for college, career, and life.
4. Reading is the core of personal and academic competency.
5. Intellectual freedom is every learner’s right.
6. Information technologies must be appropriately integrated and equitably available.


Library experiences allow students to THINK, CREATE, SHARE, and GROW by
  • Inquiring
    • Build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems, and developing strategies for solving problems.
  • Including
    • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community.
  • Collaborating
    • Work effectively with others to broaden perspectives and work toward common goals.
  • Curating
    • Make meaning for oneself and others by collecting, organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance.
  • Exploring
    • Discover and innovate in a growth mindset developed through experience and reflection.
  • Engaging
    • Demonstrate safe, legal, and ethical creating and sharing of knowledge products independently while engaging in a community of practice and an interconnected world.