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Media Resource Library

The Vision 


To promote interest in reading among pupils and equip them with basic library skills

The Media Resource Library (MRL) @ CHIJ (Katong) Primary is a vibrant and colourful haunt for our pupils. 

They relish reading the wide range of books and magazines and playing the exciting computer games available in the library. Each girl is allowed to borrow 4 books (at least 2 MTL books) fortnightly, including CD-ROMs from the library.

From 2019, Ms Sharon Lim is the Library Coordinator, with Mrs Faith Heng (SH/EL) as the overall in-charge. Other members include Mrs. Anna Lim, Mrs Macrina Fernandez and Mdm. Latifah, the librarian. We work together to organise programmes that will instill good reading habits in our girls.

The following are the various 
NEW initiatives planned for the pupils in 2019:

  • Silent Reading (USSR) to be conducted before school starts. 
    • From Monday to Wednesday, students are to bring English story books to read before flag-raising ceremony. 
    • From Thursday to Friday, they have to bring a MTL book to read. NTIL students will bring an English book instead.
  • More regular Mobile Library @ Canteen (EL and MT): To make it more convenient for the pupils to borrow books, a book kiosk will be set up in the canteen during recess.    
  • Storytelling@Recesses: Parent-Volunteers read to girls in the Library to enthuse them to read interesting books of different genres during their recesses (P1 & P2; P3 & P4 )      
  • Fortnightly schedules for Library periods (P1& P2): EL teachers will lead their classes to the library fortnightly to borrow books.
  • Books In Bag for P1 & P2 (BIB): Each child will use a bag with her register number and leave it for Mdm. Latifah to scan the books. She will deliver to the classroom when it is done and collect the bags from the class on a later date.
  • Display of Class Readership Chart / Super Reader Awards per term at Assembly & on the library door
  • More Assembly Talks by authors   
  • Long Recess activities like Origami, Treasure Hunt etc.


Post-exam activities for each level:

P3: Librarian’s Challenge (Term 4)

  • Learn about the library through a fun scavenger hunt at Marine Parade Library


P4: Read, Reap, Write  (Term 2 and 4)

  • Pupils explore how stories are related to the world around them through engaging series of discussions and activities.


P5: 'Dare to Read' (May to July)

  • An independent experiential reading journey over 3 months.
  • An incredibly exciting, fun and challenging reading activity when pupils find out answers through books, other resources found in the public and school libraries and the internet.
  • Pupils go on a thrilling adventure as they go on a quest to solve mission every week.
  • Pupils redeem tokens with each successfully completed mission. 


For P1: BOOK-a-Date with Daddy

A bonding session between father and daughter through reading at a ‘picnic’ in our school hall, with a simple reflection activity at the end of the programme.



Continuing with the current programme: 
LIBRARY INDUCTION PROGRAMME (P1 – P3)

Through this programme, the students are more familiar with:        
  1. Different sections of the library
  2. Library etiquette    
  3. Programmes and competitions organised by the library

SUPER READER/ MASTER READER/ CLASS READERSHIP AWARDS

Super Reader Badges - Termly rewards for those who meet the target number of books read.

P1 – 20               Target: 80 by end Oct 
P2 – 20               Target: 80 by end Oct 
P3 – 30               Target: 110 by end Oct
P4 – 30               Target: 110 by end Oct                 
P5 – 10               Target: 35 by end Oct 
P6 – 5                 Target: 18 by end Oct

Master Reader Badges - Year-end rewards for those who hit the target number of books borrowed for the whole year (see above).

Year-end rewards for the top 3 classes with the highest borrowing rate of books

Reading Reviews submitted will also get small tokens from Mdm Latifah.


P4 / P5 READING AMBASSADORS
Selected students will be trained by MRL teachers to become RAs, who will promote the MRL activities, like storytelling, Book-a-Date with Daddy, Mobile Library, buddy reading, participating in Lit Quiz/competitions, recommendations of favourite books to their classmates and organising and decorating their class library.