Lim Family Library serves Nursery/Kindergarten and Primary School students and teachers. The collection is approximately 24,000 volumes including non-fiction material to support curriculum, a large fiction collection, audio books, DVDs and magazines.
Oral storytelling is a unique part of Lim Family Library’s program. Students in kindergarten, first and second grades hear a story every week, usually traditional tales from around the world, learned by the librarians and told without any books or props to distract attention from the story itself. In addition to being a great deal of fun, storytelling enhances language acquisition and attention span, as well as reading, writing, memory and visualization skills.
Through the library’s program children learn to distinguish fiction from non-fiction, the scope of materials available, and to navigate the library on their own. Librarians give book talks, introducing interesting books for research as well as for pleasure reading. In addition to library class times, students may come in at other times during the day to get individual help from librarians.
Parents are welcome to come in with their children before or after school to read and choose books together.