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The Library and Media Center provides a range of books, periodicals, DVDs and online resources to inspire a lifelong love of reading and to support the curriculum. The Library also organizes the Annual Reading and Writing Festival and arranges author visits throughout the academic year.

All Marymount students in Early Childhood and Elementary homerooms have a scheduled session in the Library every week. In Middle School the librarian works with the teachers and students across all grade levels and subject areas on a flexible project based model. The librarian collaborates with the teachers to ensure that the library lessons connect with the topics explored in the classroom whilst helping our students develop their information literacy and digital citizenship skills as well as their desire to read for pleasure. The Library also organizes a monthly Book Club for Middle School students. Students and families are welcome to check out books and resources.

Library Events

Every year the library organizes the school’s Reading and Writing Festivals. Throughout this special week students participate in a variety of activities including writing their own stories, attending author visits and workshops, visiting the annual book fair and enjoying other book related events, quizzes and activities.

Author visits, book clubs, workshops and various other events for both students and parents take place throughout the year.

News


Over 400 stories (written in English) were submitted for this year's competition by children across schools in Paris, making this year the biggest festival thus far. With such fierce competition we are proud to announce that 4 students from Marymount International School, Paris won prizes this year!

Many parents attended
the 6th grade prize ceremony where full support was also given by the Marymount
teachers in attendance including Siobhan Berry, Fiona Arnoult, Anna Stadleman.

Prizes Awarded to Marymount students:

Grade 3

4th Prize, Maureen
for her story "Don't Fly. Swim!"

Grade 4

1st Prize, Maho
for her story "The Life Key" (click to read!)

2nd Prize, Naho
for her story "Madame Voiture" (click to read!)

Grade 5

2nd Prize, Saachi
for her story "The Legend of the Prickles" (click to read!)

4th Prize, Oscar
for his story "Secret of the Alps"

Grade 6


2nd Prize: Antoine
for his story, "Gus and the Mighty Thunderbolt"
Judges recap: "I laughed all the way through this hilarious story of a boy's unwilling acceptance of his demi-divine magical heritage. There are so many funny lines, it would be hard to quote them all."

4th prize, Caterina for her story "Fearless" (click to read!)
Judges recap: "Intelligent. Good pacing, authentic heroine, well structured story. "Her hair was as black as obsidian, here eyes were as blue as peacock feathers."

Honorable Mention, Laura for her story "The Defeater" (click to read!)
Judges recap: "This is a well-constructed and exciting adventure story that successfully combines action with humor.

Honorable Mention, Isabel for her story "HM The True Cost"
Judges recap: "Extremely dramatic and contemporary storytelling with strong finish.


Grade 7

1st prize, Nirali for her story "The Masterpiece" (click to read!)

3rd prize, Matteo for his story "Black and White" (click to read!)

4th place, Sofia for her story "The Plank" (click to read!)

Grade 8

4th place, Lachlan for his story "Introvert"


Check out more student writing on the Marymount Paris Authors blog: http://marymountparisauthors.tumblr.com/

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