Thanks for the New Library - It inspires the children to love reading!
Library Comes Alive as a Colorful Resource Center Where Students Learn Together!
For our students, libraries can be a place to learn and grow with a whole world of different subjects and stories, right at their fingertips. Over the years, thousands of kindly donated books on fantastically diverse subjects have been squeezed together onto our library shelves. All our library needed was the vision and experience to transform this special space into a lively resource center. With easier access to books and new interactive activities, our students can grow as independent and group learners. Everyone can be an explorer through the magic of books!
The great news is that volunteer Julie Johnson, recently retired from the University of Florida, was just that person to lead the way. A lifelong educator and literacy trainer, Julie was onsite with SC to lead the Reading ~ Writing Workshops for our teachers. As soon as Julie saw the huge potential of our library, she and a tireless group of Youth Club members, teachers and volunteers got to work!
At first, we all thought Julie was nuts pulling all the books off the shelves and running around with her arms filled with books. But you know what, now we just can't believe the transformation that took place. Our students are now eagerly running to the library to read their favorite books and to discover new books that they have never seen before. The students' attendance and their study results are already improving. It's amazing what books can do.
Sorting books, labeling and adding Khmer translations!
Children smile with their new library!
Reading opens up doors to other worlds for students and improves their knowledge and vocabulary. And reading is a great hobby for students in between their classes. Sometimes students can get additional materials to support their study and sometimes they get easy methods to help solve their homework.