Welcome to the GSIS Library!  

*Come in and find many great things to read.  Parents are welcome, too. 

*If you are a GSIS parent who does not yet have a GSIS Library card, stop in to sign up for one. 

Library News

Welcome back to GSIS! School has started and our libraries are open. Stop in to see what's new. 

  • We have over 700 new books in the ES Library! Find them on display in the big display area near our Circulation Desk.
  • Both ES and Secondary Libraries are looking for parent volunteers. Stop in to see us on Tuesday, August 22nd during Back to School Night for more details and to sign up. 
  • Besides regular in-class checkout, ES Library has checkout times before school, during lunch and break times, and after school. 
  • Secondary Library has checkout anytime between 7:30 and 4:30 pm daily between Tuesday and Friday (3:30pm on Mondays)

Get Caught Reading in May

Our ES and Secondary libraries are working together to promote reading and inspire everyone for summer reading fun by promoting May as Get Caught Reading Month. 

Creativity is welcome! (ie. student in uniform with bball reading just before practice, reading on the bus, on the playground, or in the cafeteria, etc.)  

We have a few fun but low-key activities with some appealing incentives planned to promote the reading focus, all to help everyone destress a bit and have a little fun in an otherwise busy month.  These include opportunity for student and faculty photo submissions (anyone up for a reading focused mannequin challenge video? :)  Reading photos can be of subjects reading books, magazines, newspapers, e-readers.  

Secondary and Elementary participation all welcome!  Staffs, Parents all welcome!
Send your unique reading pictures to the librarians! 
We collect the pictures until May 26.
Thank you.

Library Volunteers Appreciation Tea Party

GSIS library had an annual appreciation tea party for all of the ES & SS library volunteers, April 27 at the ES Library.
We thank them for their devoted time and effort to help us keep out wonderful students reading. Their contribution allowed our libraries to continue to offer exceptional services for our students.

Morning Calm Award Winner for 2016-2017

We are glad to share the winner of Morning Calm Award for this year.
Morning Calm Medal is an annual book award selected by international school students 
in Korea.
The winner books of this year were decided at recent KILA(Korean International Librarians Association) meeting on Monday, April 24thInternational students in Korea have participated in voting including GSIS students.

The results are as follows:

2016-17 Winners

Congratulations to the 2016-17

Morning Calm Award Winners!

ES Picture Book:

Winnie: the True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

by Sally M. Walker

ES Chapter Book:

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett

MS Book:

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

HS Book: The Martian by Andy Weir

Author Visit

We are excited to host author, folklorist, storyteller and children's librarian Margaret Read Macdonald at GSIS on Friday, March 24. Parents and families are welcome to join us in this event.

Author Visit

We were excited to host Mr. Allan Wolf who is an author, poet, performer and educator. He was visiting us on Tuesday, February 28th. He spent morning with elementary students and the afternoon with secondary students.


Dear Library Friends,

Do you know the Studio Ghibri?

It is a well known Japanese animation film studio, where five of its films received Academy Award nominations in the United States. Their well known film Spirited Away won a Golden Bear in 2002 and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003. 

Totoro, a character from My Neighbour Totoro is the studio's mascot.

You can find more than 30 of their significant works in the secondary library. We recently purchased some of Ghibri graphic novels from the book fair as well. 

 come and enjoy the graphic novels and movies!!!


Library and Media Services 

Thanks to our volunteers again for your devoted time and effort to help us keep our wonderful students reading. 

Mrs. Choe preparing 5th grade students for the transition to 6th grade.
Mrs. Choe provided information to students on transitioning from 5th to 6th grade.  They were eager participants!  Thank you, Mrs. Choe!

     Yes, our teachers study as well as students!     

 A special LINK speaker presentation was given to students in the Library.  One that many students said they will never forget.  Thank you Mr. Dellos and Mrs. Chey for arranging this!

Field Trip sign up is in the Secondary Library for a tour of 
Seoul National University Library 
on May 23rd, all Seniors are welcome to come!

Who likes to read books on your devices?  Do you prefer an ebook on your phone, your iPad or on your computer?
Tell us how many ebooks our library has, and win a prize.  
Contest winner is Jin Yoon we have 663 eBooks in Overdrive!

Battle of the Books is coming April 9th!  Grades 4 & 5 will be participating at Seoul Foreign School, with 3rd graders accompanying them to prepare for next year!

Tales by the Campfire was a wonderful success!

The prize for the best story went to Ejoon who won a stuffed Otter for the most outrageous story, Mr. Rains won a gift card for the most stories.

Thank you to all who participated, we will have this event again after the VASE trip!

HOT COCOA, SMORES, and yes, a burning campfire was provided (courtesy of YouTube).  

Photo courtesy of Joadl 

Author of the 'The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition', Tina Quick visited GSIS!
                        Author, Poet, Civil Rights Activist David Greenberg visited GSIS!Author David Greenberg is coming January 29th!

Books in our catalog that can be downloaded to any of your devices are designated with OD in the call number.

Look in our catalog for books with OD in front of the call number, you can download these and read on any of your devices.
...many of these are also available in Overdrive for you to download!