The school library is integral to the teaching and learning process. The school library facilitates the work of the classroom teacher and ensures each student has equitable access to resources, irrespective of home opportunities or constraints.
While the role of the school library remains constant, its design, digital platform, strategies and tools change as pedagogy and technology changes.The school library provides a model for inquiry learning and building knowledge and confidence in seeking and processing information. The school library is pivotal to developing 21st century learners.
There is a large and growing body of evidence showing the impact of the school library on student achievement.
It is a fundamental resource for supporting students’ learning, and a key support for teaching staff. The school library reflects and encourages collaborative learning and sharing of ideas.
How it is organized
Jonathan Gloag academy Library has more than 10,000 volumes of books. This includes Revision Books and story books in French , English and Kiswahili languages. It also houses periodicals, Photo Albums, non-print materials.
Jonathan Gloag academy Library has 3 libraries
Kindergarten Library--- KG1 to KG3
Junior school library--Standard 1 to 3
Senior school library--Standard 4 to 8
From Class 1 to 8 we have two library lessons per week for each class i.e Maktaba (for Kiswahili lessons) and English library lessons. Pupils are allowed to borrow a maximum of 2 books at a time in alternate weeks. Borrowing time is 10.45 am- 11.10am, 12.30pm-1.30pm and 3.00pm- 3.30pm every school day.
We also have current affairs noticeboard which plays a major role in exposing students to the current News in the Nation and the outside world which is relevant in their level to enhance on their knowledge and understanding on matters outside the classroom.