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 zis.ch.
Digital resources are shared between the campuses, using the Libguides toolkit -- see libguides.zis.ch.
As the 2020-2021 school year is quickly coming to an end, the Middle School Library has a few reminders for students and parents.
BOOKS FOR THE SUMMER
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
OVERDUE BOOKS, RETURNS AND RENEWALS
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.
E-BOOKS AND FLIPSTER
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.
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.
GREAT PLACES TO READ
There are SO MANY great places to read -
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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