Welcome to the Greensboro Islamic Academy Library!
We moved into our new Library in September 2017. Our goal is to create a library an inviting space where students may acquire knowledge and gain insight; a welcoming haven where children may seek respite from a demanding day; a stimulating place where they may open books and open their minds for a better tomorrow.
The school library program serves to instill a love of reading, inspire life-long learning, and foster independent library use. The program also fosters critical thinking skills to find, evaluate and use information. Students visit once a week with their class to check out materials and to practice information literacy skills and digital citizenship.
Students are challenged to read at least 30 minutes a day, thereby increasing vocabulary and fluency as well as building a love of reading.
The goal is to continually improve the quality of the library collection through purchasing new, relevant, books and other types of publications that students will enjoy reading for pleasure and information. Our 5 Year Collection Development Plan includes genres and specific selections from teachers, students, and parents.
We are currently using an OPen-source Automated Library System managed by Media Flex. This is a web based system. Check it out! http://gia.phoebe.opalsinfo.net/bin/home
Fines will be imposed on overdue books at $0.05 per day not to exceed $5.00
Fines for damaged or lost books will be the price of the book plus a $2.50 processing fee.