Schools and educational institutions are incomplete without a library. A school introduces students to the world of formal education. A library gives them a taste of the enormous world out there. It is that place where you get to meet Hercule Poirot, Alice, Gulliver, and Harry Potter and as you grow, it is the library that will introduce you to exciting subjects of science, astronomy, society, literature; in short, the world around you.
Libraries are the storehouses of knowledge. The earliest of libraries can be traced back to 2600 BC in Sumer, Mesopotamia. Though these ancient libraries stored only cuneiform font (logo-based syllable) of writing in clay tablets, the modern libraries have evolved way too far. A library of an international school today, has transformed itself into more of a resource library genre that house not only physical texts but also computers for reading online journals along with other state-of-the-art facilities.
A library has always played a pivotal role in the overall development of kids or young adults by nurturing their creative imagination and answering their inquisitiveness. Even as schools are opening gradually since the previous year's lockdown, owing to the deadly virus spike, these libraries are bridging the gap that has been created between the children and education.
However, there are multiple ways in which library is important in an international school, and we have listed some of them below:
Libraries have functioned as storehouses of wisdom over ages. Time has changed from temple room libraries of Mesopotamian culture to the state of the art libraries of international schools, but few things have been constant; educating readers much more than just subjective knowledge; unleashing a whole world of information to curious minds. Learning is a dynamic process and children should always be encouraged for reading beyond their textbooks and libraries are just the right place for that. Libraries in international schools like Jain International Residential School (JIRS) are created keeping all the academic needs of students in mind so that they can flourish to be better human beings of the future.