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Campus Spotlight: The Library

A good library inspires us to dive into the pages of a book to explore worlds unknown, uncover mysteries, and empathize with characters. Arco Iris is fortunate to have a well-stocked and frequently visited library thanks to the strong spirit of volunteerism at our tuition-free Spanish immersion school. Volunteers have built our library to be an inviting space that welcomes students to learn something new and expand their horizons. 

Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School students explore the shelves of the school library with help from a volunteer.

As a charter school that seeks to create a supportive community that is both diverse and inclusive, our library is a place rich in information and ideas that reflect this mission. We regularly invest in our collection to keep our library up-to-date and well-stocked. Books at the Arco Iris library are:

  • Available in Spanish or English
  • Representative of our multicultural community
  • Inclusive of diverse voices and perspectives
  • Age appropriate 
  • Leveled to help readers of all abilities pick a “just right book”  

Our volunteers have spent countless hours making our library special by organizing, leveling, and labeling books for checkout. They create enticing book displays to grab students’ attention, build seasonal collections, and help children make selections that align with their interests. Each K-5 class attends a twice monthly Library Time staffed by volunteers where they learn to navigate the stacks and check out books.

Our K-5 classrooms are also stocked with a wide selection of age-appropriate books in both fiction and non-fiction titles. Books are leveled and labeled so children can easily find what they are looking for. Additionally, our English teacher visits classrooms with a mobile library cart, bringing a unique collection of books that students can borrow from as well.

An Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School volunteer helps a student wearing a bright red uniform shirt select a book in the school library.

We believe that open books, open minds. We are proud of our small library that honors our community and helps children unlock doors to a wide, wide world. Looking for a like-minded school community for your K-5 student? Join us at Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School for the 2023-24 school year. Visit our enrollment page to get started. 

About Arco Iris

Arco Iris Spanish Immersion is a small tuition-free public charter school providing a rich, immersive Spanish language experience and robust academics in a true multicultural setting. Centrally located off 217, between SW Portland and Tigard, we serve K-5 students in the greater Beaverton area to become bilingual and biliterate leaders of the future. Come see why we’ve earned the title Oregon’s #1 charter school. We’re enrolling for Fall 2023-24.