The mission of CDES libraries is to enrich the intellectual life of the school. Our libraries provide an organized collection of resources, as well as instruction in the use of these materials. By hearing stories read and told, checking out books, putting on puppet shows, participating in reader’s theatre, and making book-related crafts, children have many opportunities to discover new worlds through books and develop a passion for reading that will last “to-day and for ever.”In addition to encouraging a “reading habit,” the Library’s instructional program enables students to begin developing the skills they will need in an information-rich world.
AR System All of CDES books are labeled by American AR system. Students are guaid to choose the books according to their reading level. If you want to know more about AR system, please visit http://www.arbookfind.com/
Research shows that reading aloud helps children increase attention span, stimulate their imagination, creativity & curiosity, improve listening comprehension, lay the foundation for learning, build vocabulary, improves language skills & grammar, develops cognitive & critical thinking skills, develops a positive attitude toward reading & learning, creates a life-long bond with the reader. CDES is involved in the Reading aloud movement actively, not only make reading aloud a daily routine in class, but also provide plenty of excellent children’s literature in school library for students to check-out afterschool.