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The Middle School Library is central to the learning focus of the school and serves the whole community.

Each campus has a library and its own online catalog, which can be searched individually or as a group, using the Follett Destiny software -- see

Digital resources are shared between the campuses, using the Libguides toolkit -- see

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Research Central


At Research Central you will find the ZIS collection of Libguides designed to help you with all of your research needs and so much more.


Important Reminder From the MS Library

As the 2020-2021 school year is quickly coming to an end, the Middle School Library has a few reminders for students and parents.


This site is full of summer reading suggestions.  In addition to suggestions from Ms. Maley, you'll find Grade Specific lists from the ZIS Middle School English Department.  Those PDF lists are found a few boxes below this one.  Be sure to visit the library and stock up for the summer, you may check out up to 10 books for the summer.


copyright:  Alice Jamieson


If you have received an e-mail from the MS Library stating your book is overdue there are a few options.  First, if you have finished reading it, return the book (there may be another student waiting for that title) then select another one to read over the summer.  If you have not finished reading the book, you can renew it and then finish those last few chapters.  Students are allowed to check-out up to 10 (ten) items (books/DVD's, audio books) once their account is cleared of any item that is overdue.    If you've lost a book, we ask you to pay a replacement fee.  However, we will reimburse this amount if you find the book later.


The ZIS Middle School has a variety of electronic material available through the Destiny Catalog as well as on Flipster (electronic magazines).  Materials can be downloaded directly to tablets or other electronic devices.  Flipster allows readers access to a wide variety of magazines and features back issues and hyperlinks within articles to further investigate a particular issue or topic. 

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Summer Reading 2021 - From ZIS Middle School English Department

The ZIS Middle School English Department has created Grade Specific Summer Reading lists to not only assist students in selecting books to read over the summer but to also help them be better prepared for the upcoming school year. (Grade specific list below). 

Remember to open the reading list for the Grade Level you are entering next year.

Caught Reading This Summer!


There are SO MANY great places to read -

  • on the beach, under a tree or in a hammock.
  • in a bookshop, in a gallery or museum, in a park, or at your favorite cafe,
  • in a garden, under a blanket, in a tent, or by the pool.
  • on a plane, train, bus, car, boat/ferry, tram, or funicular.
  • in a comfy chair by a window (with or without your pet), at your cousin’s or grandparent's house, on a mountain top... 
  • and of course in a library! 

You can read just about anywhere.  

We hope to catch you reading this summer.  Wherever you are in the world, be sure to snap a photo of yourself reading and share it with me.  It will be fun to share what you're reading and where you're reading.  I’ll share them all when we return next school year.  Please remember to Include “Caught Reading” in the e-mail's subject heading. 

Summer Reading Suggestions

In addition to the great books your English teachers have suggested, here are some other titles to consider reading this summer.  You can borrow up to 10 books for the summer, so be sure to visit the library and stock up on some great books.


Teacher Librarian

Welcome to the Middle School Library online.  I'm looking forward to working closely with you as you continue to grow as a reader and as you explore all the wonderful resources we have to offer.   

Linda Maley

Middle School Teacher-Librarian, Kilchberg

Here's what I'm currently reading:

The Cat I Never Named:  A True Story of Love, War and Survival by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

Summer Book Festivals Around the World

Summer Book Festivals Around the World  

No matter where you are this summer, there’s likely to be a Book Festival near you.  Check out these links to some of our favorites.  Some are online and others are in person, but all of them are sure to be inspirational!  Please remember to check for any potential cancellations prior to attending.

June 2021

1 - 5 - Istanbul International Literature Festival, Turkey

10 – 13 - Prague International Book Fair, Czech Republic

14 - 17 - Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy

24 - 27 - Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, Angoulême, France

25 - 27 - Albuquerque Comic Con, Albuquerque, USA

29 - July 1 - London Book Fair, UK

30 - 15 July - Cairo Book Fair, Egypt

July 2021

14 - 20 - Hong Kong Book Fair, China

23 - 25 - Comic-Con International, @home San Diego, USA

TBD - Paraty International Literary Festival (FLIP), Brazil

TBD- Santiago Book Fair, Chile

August 2021

9 - 23 - Bogota International Book Fair, Colombia

26 - 29 - Ghana International Book Fair, Accra, Ghana

TBD - Beijing International Book Fair, China

26 - 12 Spt. - Lisbon Book Fair, Portugal

21- Sept. 6 - International Book Fair of Lima, Peru

Battle of the Books 2020.2021

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