Welcome to another wonderful year with the AISJ Library. The library team is looking forward to helping scholars become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information! Giving all scholars access to library resources at school and at home is one way we hope to improve their opportunity for academic success.

Please take time to discuss the types of books you want your child to be reading while also discussing any topics you do not want your child reading about. They need to know your expectations.


The library team is so excited to work with the AISJ scholars and community to foster opportunities for discovery, scholars’ independent choice of reading, and access to information material in a variety of formats. Scholars will be introduced to a variety of information resources that support learning and exploration. The library team aims to build a foundation for lifelong learning through developing information and digital literacy in AISJ scholars while teaching and instilling a love of literature, and reading for information as well as for pleasure.

We look forward to seeing scholars and families in the library!

Hours of Operation

Sunday             7:45 AM – 3:45 PM

Monday            7:45 AM – 3:45 PM

Tuesday            7:45 AM – 2:30 PM (Library Closed for Staff Learning and Development)

Wednesday       7:45 AM – 3:45 PM

Thursday          7:45 AM – 3:45 PM

Library policies for Elementary scholars and parents:

  • Elementary school scholar will participate in library lessons every week, including checkouts.
  • Elementary scholars are welcome in the LES and UES libraries after school with a parent or adult guardian.

Middle/High scholars are welcome in the MHS library after school for study or reading.

Parent Checkout

Monday 7:45 AM – 8:20 AM and 3:05PM – 3:45PM

Tuesday 7:45 AM – 8:20 AM (Library closed for Staff Learning and Development)

Wednesday 7:45 AM – 8:20 AM and 3:05PM – 3:45PM

With the adjusted parent hours for 23-24, please register for open library hours after school to guarantee access for you.

School Librarian Standards for Learners*

The scholar will build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems, and developing strategies for solving problems. 

  • Think – The scholar will display curiosity and initiative. 
    • Formulate questions about a personal interest or a curricular topic. 
    • Recall prior and background knowledge as a context for new meaning.
  • Create – The scholar will engage with new knowledge by following a process.
    • Use evidence to investigate questions.
    • Devise and implement a plan to fill knowledge gaps. 
    • Generate products that illustrate learning. 
  • Share – The scholar will adapt, communicate, and exchange learning products with others in a cycle. 
    • Interact with content presented by others. 
    • Provide constructive feedback.
    • Act on feedback to improve.
    • Share products with an authentic audience. 
  • Grow – The scholar will participate in an ongoing inquiry-based process. 
    • Seek knowledge continually.
    • Engage in sustained inquiry.
    • Enact new understanding through real-world connections. 
    • Use reflection to guide informed decisions. 

The scholar will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community. 

  • Think – The scholar will contribute a balanced perspective when participating in a learning community. 
    • Articulate an awareness of the contribution of a range of learners.
    • Adopt a discerning stance toward points of view and opinions expressed in information resources and learning products. 
    • Describe understanding of cultural relevancy and placement within the global learning community.
  • Create – The scholar will adjust awareness of the global learning community.
    • Interact with learners who reflect a range of perspectives. 
    • Evaluate a variety of perspectives during learning activities. 
    • Represent diverse perspectives during learning activities. 
  • Share – The scholar will exhibit empathy and tolerance for diverse ideas.
    • Engage in informed conversation and active debate. 
    • Contribute to discussions in which multiple viewpoints on a topic are expressed. 
  • Grow – The scholar will demonstrate empathy and equity in knowledge building with the global learning community.
    • Seek interactions with a range of learners. 
    • Demonstrate interest in other perspectives during learning activities.
    • Reflect on personal connections within the global learning community.

The scholar will work effectively with others to broaden perspectives and work toward common goals. 

  • Think – The scholar will identify collaborative opportunities.
    • Demonstrate a desire to broaden and deepen understandings. 
    • Develop new understandings through engagement in a learning group. 
    • Decide to solve problems informed by group interaction. 
  • Create – The scholar will participate in personal, social, and intellectual networks. 
    • Use a variety of communication tools and resources. 
    • Establish connections with other learners to build on their own prior knowledge and to create new knowledge. 
  • Share – The scholar will work productively with others to solve problems. 
    • Solicit and respond to feedback from others. 
    • Involve diverse perspectives during inquiry processes. 
  • Grow – The scholar will actively participate in learning situations with others. 
    • Contribute to group discussions.
    • Recognize learning as a social responsibility. 

The scholar will make meaning for oneself and others by collecting, organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance. 

  • Think – The scholar will act on an information need.
    • Determine the need to gather information. 
    • Identify possible sources of information. 
    • Make critical choices about information sources to use. 
  • Create – The scholar will gather information appropriate to the task.
    • Seek a variety of resources.
    • Collect information representing diverse perspectives. 
    • Question and systematically assess the validity and accuracy of information. 
    • Organize information by priority, topic, or other systematic scheme. 
  • Share – The scholar will exchange information resources within and beyond the learning community.
    • Access and evaluate collaboratively constructed information sites. 
    • Contribute to collaboratively constructed information sites by ethically using and reproducing others’ work. 
    • Join with others to compare and contrast information derived from collaboratively constructed information sites. 
  • Grow – The scholar will select and organize information for a variety of audiences.
    • Perform ongoing analysis of and reflection on the quality, usefulness, and accuracy of curate resources. 
    • Integrate and depict in a conceptual knowledge network an understanding gained from resources. 
    • Communicate curation processes openly for others to use, interpret, and validate.

The scholar will discover and innovate in a growth mindset developed through experience and reflection. 

  • Think – The scholar will develop and satisfy personal curiosity. 
    • Read widely and deeply in multiple formats. 
    • Reflect and question assumptions and possible misconceptions. 
    • Engage in inquiry-based processes for personal growth.
    • Write or create for a variety of purposes. 
  • Create – The scholar will construct new knowledge. 
    • Problem solve through cycles of design, implementation, and reflection. 
    • Persist through self-directed pursuits by tinkering and making. 
  • Share – The scholar will engage with the learning community. 
    • Express curiosity about a topic of personal interest or curricular relevance. 
    • Co-construct innovative means of investigation. 
    • Identify collaboratively innovative solutions to a challenge or problem. 
  • Grow – The scholar will develop through experience and reflection. 
    • Respond iteratively to challenges.
    • Recognize capabilities and skills that can be developed, improved, and expanded. 
    • Accept feedback for positive and constructive growth with an open mind.

The scholar will demonstrate safe, legal, and ethical creating and sharing of knowledge products independently while engaging in a community of practice and an interconnected world.

  • Think – The scholar will follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
    • Apply information, technology, and media responsibly to learning. 
    • Understand the ethical use of information, technology, and media.
    • Evaluate information for accuracy, validity, social and cultural context, and appropriateness for need. 
  • Create – The scholar will use valid information and reason conclusions to make ethical decisions in the creation of knowledge.
    • Use and reproduce others’ work ethically. 
    • Acknowledge authorship and demonstrate respect for the intellectual property of others. 
    • Include elements in personal-knowledge products that allow others to credit content appropriately.
  • Share – The scholar will share new information with a global community responsibility, ethically, and legally.
    • Share information resources in accordance with modification, reuse, and remix policies. 
    • Disseminate new knowledge through means appropriate for the intended audience. 
  • Grow – The scholar will engage with information to extend personal learning.
    • Personalize use of information and information technologies. 
    • Reflect on the process of ethical generation of knowledge. 
    • Inspire others to engage in safe, responsible, ethical, and legal information beha

*Adapted March 2018 from American Association of School Librarians “AASL Standards Framework for Learners”, 2017.


Scholars have access to a variety of online information databases, along with 4,000 ebooks, as well as 300 audiobooks, and more than 20,000 print materials with an abundance of new books purchased each year. Please access the library catalog widget on this page to preview our collection.


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