German Books and Media
The EGLS library has over 400 German books, and 50 DVDs available for use by students and their families. These items help you and your child practice German anytime and at every level, and offer a wonderful insight into the culture and traditions of German speaking lands.
German school library books books are available for many levels, including board books, picture books, easy readers, graphic novels, and novels, as well as non-fiction books. The "Asterix", "Tim und Struppi" and "Lucky Luke" comic books are very popular with all students, especially those who might not be comfortable enough with the German language to read a novel. EGLS also has several books that are specifically for German language learners, such as "Einer singt falsch" from the "Deutsch als Fremdsprache" series, "First German at School", and "Internet-Linked German Dictionary for Beginners" from Usborne. Some teachers accompany their classes to the library to assist students in finding level appropriate books.
Reading and hearing German through books, video, and music offers many advantages:
- Introduces new vocabulary and grammar.
- Reinforces the German cadence.
- Is an excellent way to interact with your child in German.
- Books provide the opportunity for students to become biliterate as well as bilingual.
- German movies and music are fun for the whole family!
- Even if your German isn't perfect, you can still help your student and improve your German language skills together.
Library items are available most Saturday during class hours. Items are checked out for one week at a time. Students must be registered to check out books.
We love our volunteers and are fortunate to have the great support of our parents to run the library at our school. If you would like to help with the library, please contact the Vice Principal or one of the library volunteers for more information.
The King County Library System has also a collection of over 200 German Language titles, which include books, videos, DVDs, and CDs.