LIBRARY

“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more you learn,
the more places you will go!”

~ Dr Seuss

Under this motto we welcome all of the students and parents to visit the school library. To date we have around 5000 English and 3000 German books, including a large non-fiction section, picture books for beginners and early readers, comics, thrillers and a fantastic reference section. We have a brand new bilingual range, aimed at helping children to build their vocabulary and strengthen their understanding of the language.

The team is made up of 1 English native speaker, financed by the Parent Association, and 7 amazing parent volunteers who give their spare time to work in the library. Almost all of the classes visit the library once a week; either during their English or German lessons. Otherwise the children have time during their lunch break or in the afternoon to browse through the books. The children are allowed to borrow up to 3 books, in English, or German, free of charge. Loan periods last 1 week, but if you need a little longer or you’re doing a book report, then you can extend your deadline with us. Should a book get lost or damaged, we ask that it be replaced with an equivalent or paid for.

The books we purchase are all from donations, for example Book Week in Spring, where children do a sponsored read and collect money for the amount of books they have read. Each year, impressive sums are donated to the library from Book week, enabling us to buy lots of wonderful new books. The children give us tips as to what they would like to read, or what they think we should have!

Book donations from parents are always welcome.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to pop in to speak to us. You’ll find us in the main building, just on the right as you come in the main doors, or send us an e-mail: buecherei@charles-dickens-gs.de

Your library team.


Library opening times 2015/16

Monday   8.30-16.00
Tuesday   8.30-16.00
Wednesday   13.00-14.45
Thursday   10.00-15.30
Friday   8.15-11.00

And every day in the lunch break

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