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Library

�Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn� - Addison

A storehouse of knowledge, Carmel School has a well-stocked library of books, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, atlas, reference books and much more that both students and teachers benefit from.

The library equips students with a life-long learning habit helps develop imagination in their Young Minds.

Comfortable furniture, pindrop silence and a cheerful librarian ever willing to help and guide the reader, provide a conducive environment to read, think and learn effectively.

Primary

Knowledge gained through a teacher takes away the ignorance from the pupils and the skills so developed make him/her independent in learning further, one such live example is the Library classes conducted in Primary Classes of Carmel School. Keeping in mind the skills developed in previous classes at each level the pupils are given books accordingly using �step up technique� of skill development.

In each level 40 to 50 different story books are issued. Each section of 40 pupils enjoys 1 library period a week. Story books based on human values, moral values, ethical values, detective stories, informative books based on science, social science and other subjects, comics, mythological stories, encyclopedia, autobiography and so on.

In levels 1 and 2, the children are given short story books where in stories are depicted through animals in simple language. In few periods they are given a chance to narrate the stories that were previously read by them and in few periods the teacher narrates the stories showing related pictures.

In levels 3 and 4, the library period is handled in different ways. Firstly, children are given a chance to choose the books from a lot and the same is exchanged by each other after they read. Then the children are allowed to speak about the story and express their views about it. Secondly, the class is divided into 2, each group is given 20 to 25 copies of same books and the same set is exchanged with the other group in the following weeks. Thirdly, a class is given 40 to 50 copies of the same books containing different stories. At the end of the session, children's comprehension is tested by asking questions where inactive participation is enjoyed by children.

Role play method is one of the technique used to involve children into reading habits and to test their comprehension levels. Children also use dictionaries to find out the meanings; word games, crossword puzzles, are also played utilizing the library period

Middle School

The middle school library section houses approximately 10,000 books written by various authors along with reference books.

High School

There are about 6,000 books in the High School library and these include books such as story books, novels, biographies, auto-biographies, encyclopaedias, self-help, books related to quiz, arts and crafts, sports, scouts and guides, mythology. Other than these, many general and reference books are available. We also subscribe for six newspapers (English and Kannada) and many magazines like - Tell me Why, Down to Earth, Science Reporter, Wisdom, Digital Learning, Chandamama, India Today and others in regional languages too.

We also provide subject books from different authors and publishers which help them to gather more information. Also previous years question papers are maintained. These plus the reference books can be xeroxed within the school premises.

We have books for different levels � short and simple for the first timers and novels for the good readers. There are books by various Indian and Foreign authors such as R.K.Narayan, R.K.Laxman, Anita Desai, Chetan Bhagat, J.K.Rowling, Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alistair Maclean, Charles Dickens, Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham, Rick Riordan, Arthur Hailey, Cornelia Funke and many others.

We also help students to select general and subject books and gather information for their projects, competitions and assembly topics.

Interested students give book reviews and the good ones are given prizes.

The library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. everyday to enable students to borrow and return and also to read whatever they want to � newspapers, magazines and books.

We procure a good number of books for the library, every year, including a couple of year books.

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