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Library Media Center

Hours: 8 AM - 4:30 PM on school days

The Patricia C. Inskeep Library houses more than 17,000 volumes in French, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese, and English.

Our students in preschool through third grade visit one of our libraries once a week with their classes to hear stories in French, check out books, and learn how to be independent library users. As students reach fourth and fifth grade their classes come to the main library every other week to check out books and learn the skills they will need to complete the PYP Exhibition Project. Students in these grades are also encouraged to visit the library independently during their recess times. Our middle schoolers are invited to check out books whenever they want to but the library is reserved for their indepent use after lunch. Middle school teachers can also choose to schedule visits for their classes as needed.

Our collection is constantly changing to meet the needs of the community at all levels. We support student research and reading skills development as well as generating enthusiasm for stories and discovery. In addition to our extensive print collection, the library manages a catalog of online tools to support the research needs of students from fourth through eighth grade. We even have books in languages which are not necessarily taught at our school, but which are spoken in our multicultural community. These books help students make connections between home and school while also giving them an opportunity to share that part of their life experience with classmates and teachers!

We encourage FAIS community members to visit the library before or after school to borrow resources. During the school day, our focus is on our students, but the library doors stay open until 4:30 pm! We love to assist in finding print or digital tools to meet individual family needs. Click on the "Library Catalog" button to see more of what we offer.

Prekindergarten class in library