We have received many requests from our students to reopen the DVD swap system in place until the end of last year. We have also been asked about where to find books and magazines in French. We want to help you access French culture, and are very happy to announce the launch of the French à la Carte collaborative library!
This library is created exclusively for FALC students. It will offer a selection of French classical and modern literature from various genres, but also magazines, children’s books and DVDs. Its initial stock of items will come from donations from French à la Carte teachers, friends and students, and will grow over time.
Access to the library will require students to pay a membership fee, but we will be operating the library as a purely not-for-profit activity: we’ll use the annual membership revenue to purchase more books, DVDs and magazines suited for all levels (even beginners!) and to cover management costs of the library such as room hire, etc. Access to the library will be once a month to start with, with additional dates at a later stage. We’ll organise specific times and venues in a few weeks’ time, when we have a better visibility on room hire restrictions, and better weather for an outside pop-up library when possible.
We would appreciate contributions to help make this initiative a success: if you have books, magazines, DVDs or any other French items collecting dust on your shelves that other students might enjoy reading or watching, we’d love to add them to our collection. We will leave a box in the classrooms to collect any items students may wish to donate to the FALC Library. You can also give items to your teacher in class or contact Marion at firstname.lastname@example.org for home collection. Your generosity is much appreciated by your fellow students.