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Media Resource Library (KIP Hub)

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Improve Every Child’s Accessibility to Books

Develop a Reading Child 

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To develop the joy of reading in our FTPPS students. 



Welcome to the KIP Hub!

(Where Knowledge is Power)

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The KIP Hub is a lively event space with several facilities used in teaching and learning.

1.       Performance stage with lights, sound (AV) capabilities.

2.       Cosy reading spaces

3.       An Instructional Room for small group discussions

4.       Projector and screen for screening of Audiobooks and movies.

5.       Interactive display areas for learning.

6.       Ipad stations that host Math, English and Science apps.

7.       Book sections categorized by genres of interest.     



Opening hours:  8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

KIP Hub is open to students at these times. Students may use their ezLink card to borrow our books! 


Students can visit the MRL on their own during these times stated below:

First recess: 9.30 a.m.  to 10.00 a.m.
Second recess: 10.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
After school hours: 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.



About Us

We have a bright and cosy environment so that students can enjoy the facilities in the library. Our library has a range of print and non-print materials (e.g. DVDs, eBooks, Audiostories) in English and Mother Tongue Languages. Our friendly school librarian and student librarians are always willing to lend a helping hand. With our whole school reading approach, the library is a hub for teaching and learning. These are our goals:  

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Programmes

1) Accessibility to Books


- Collaboration with NLB 

Upcoming Event: Book Buzz Assembly Talk on 25th July 2018 

Through the Whole-School Approach to Reading, the school collaborates with National Library Board (NLB) to run the following programmes:  

NLB Mass Borrowing Molly Bus on 4 May

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*Students are to bring their student card or library card to borrow books from NLB

Class Bulk Loan

Every class is given a library class bulk loan for students to have access to books in class and to read the books during the Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading programme.

Read and Response Books

Every class will read the same titled book and all the students will be able to respond to the teachers’ questions and participate in the post-reading activities.

Library Period

The P1 to P3 students are scheduled to go to the library once a week to either borrow books or have reading-related activities in the library. English periods are scheduled during the even weeks and Mother Tongue periods are scheduled during the odd weeks.



2) Promoting the Library


Monthly Library Activities

Every year, interesting themes are lined up in conjunction with NE Core Events or popular genres. During these CIVICA Library activities there are thematic book displays, competitions, games and book-related activities during recess. Prizes are given out monthly! One of their favourite games is the Amazing Race where students look for the books once given their call numbers. The first group to match the books with the call numbers will be declared the winner. 

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                Know Your Library                                    Learn from Life Stories

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                                                Library is alive @ Recess!


Be excited as we embark on a journey! 

Month

Theme

Date

February

Know Your Library

T1W6 & T1W8

March

In the News

T2W1

April

Learn from Life Stories

T2W3 & T2W4

May

Explore Comics

T2W7 & T2W9

July

Discover Singapore Authors

T3W2 & T3W4

August

Celebrate Singapore

T3W7 & T3W10

September

C.S.I. Singapore

T4W1 & T4W3


Book Display

Based on popular themes or authors, students are encouraged to borrow or read the books on display. Book displays are carried out at least once a month.

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Magic School Bus Book Display

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Top picks based on animals in art book displays. A collaboration with the Art Department. 


Audio Stories 

Every Thursday, during recess, audio stories would be played for students to listen and enjoy. This is to encourage our reluctant readers to enjoy reading and eventually cultivate a love for reading.

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3) Developing The Child


Student Librarians

Workshops are conducted to equip our student librarians with the leadership skills to promote the love of reading in class and assist their English teachers to build a reading culture in class. They are also scheduled to help out at the school library during recess.

Student librarians will also share stories during recess and play an active role in promoting the love of reading.

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Student Librarians attending the Mass Leadership Training Workshop


Reading Logs and Badges

Every student is given a reading log where he or she will take responsibility to track his or her reading and record them in the logs. Parents can get involved by reading together with their child or tracking their reading together. For every 5 books read and 1 completed book review, students can get a token.

The book review can be posted on AskNlearn -> The FTPPS Book Bag: 
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For every 5 books read, a token will be given.
*These tokens are subject to stock availability
 

Buddy-Reading Programme

The buddy-reading programme pairs up our upper-primary students with the weak readers in the lower primary. The seniors will read aloud to the juniors before school every Thursday and Friday. This programme is led by our Learning Support Co-ordinators.

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Developing Student Librarians

Our student librarians promote the love of reading by sharing their book reviews on Ipads. They also go on an annual Learning Journey to an external library.

Upcoming Event: Learning journey to SAFTI Military Library – 2nd Nov 2018

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Visit to Sports Hub Library: Librarians learn how books are catalogued.

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Book Promotion Project

Librarians promoting their favourite reads with the use of iPads and video clips.


P1 to P2 Programmes


The Young Student Programme


Selected P1 and P2 students participate in a weekly reading group with volunteers from WINGS. They delve into childrens’ books through story telling sessions, songs, art and craft. The session ends with adult volunteers reading to each child a book of his/her choice.

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P3 to P4 Programmes

P3 Meet Up with Local Author Lorraine Tan – 3rd August 2018

Ms Lorraine Tan will do a story telling of her book “Karang Guni Boy”, and conduct a session of using recyclable materials to build a robot. To bring students’ understanding of recycling and care for the environment.  
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Read for Books– 20th July 2018  (Lower & Upper Pri)

Read for Books is a charity drive which aims to raise awareness and share the joy of reading with all. For every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, one book will be donated to a selected beneficiary. Our school will be reading two local excerpts titled “The Cat’s Tail” by Rosemarie Somaiah and “Sang Kancil & Sang Buaya” by Margaret Read MacDonald.  

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P5 to P6 Programmes

MRL Mass Borrowing 

Students look forward to the opportunity to borrow English and Mother Tongue books of their choice during a visit by NLB. Students are encouraged to borrow books that pique their interest. This year, a record 510 books were borrowed in a day!