Welcome to the Visconti di Modrone Library of the Atlanta International School!
Our library is a vibrant and inclusive hub of the school offering multiple resources, programs and activities that support and enrich the IB curriculum. By developing the love of reading and lifelong learning and research skills, the library prepares our students to become efficient and ethical users of information and to face the challenges of a global, and sometimes overwhelming, information environment.
Our multilingual international library staff is keen to develop equitable access to resources that meet the needs of our diverse community. As integral members of the faculty, our librarians have an instructional role, providing curriculum-based information and media literacy skills instruction.
The library contains print and online resources in the curricular languages, as well as resources to support the heritage language programs and the mother tongue languages of our students.
On a regular basis, library faculty work with the students in the library and in the classroom to develop information and related literacy skills and approaches to learning needed to effectively and responsibly use resources in print and digital formats.
Students in Primary School visit the library regularly and are encouraged to select resources in both languages of study (and in heritage or mother tongue languages, if desired) for independent reading or research or for school projects.
Students in Secondary School can visit the library independently during the library hours to read, study, research support and check out books. They also come with their teachers for collaborative or research projects.
Parents are invited to become library patrons and use our lending services. Parents who would like to do so can stop by the Circulation Desk to establish a patron account.
We are always delighted to have parents join our group of volunteers. Interested parents are invited to stop by the Circulation Desk to select a time from our volunteer schedule. Volunteers assist in the library with shelving, displays, book talks and special events such as author visits and book fairs. No previous library experience is necessary.