North Woods
International School
2541 Sablewood Rd | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | Phone: 608-789-7000 | Fax: 608-789-7010

North Woods International Library


Welcome to the North Woods International Library.

The library is a place to read, learn, and expand horizons. The library program aspires to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Flexible scheduling for students and staff is provided to allow for collaboration that revolves around high level creative student work.

MISSION: The School District of La Crosse K-12 Library program promotes the library as a virtual and physical place to read, learn, and expand personal and educational horizons. The mission of the Library program is to ensure students and staff have access to high quality print and digital materials for class and personal use in order to become effective users and creators of ideas and information, and responsible savvy digital citizens. The Library program provides educational technology support for the design and creation of projects; reading promotions for personal and information use; recommendations for online research resources; Makerspace opportunities; and the instructional steps toward eventual independent learning. Students may come to the library individually, in small groups, or with an entire class to use the space and available physical and digital resources.


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Hola! Gary Boisvert is the Library/HPL Teacher at North Woods.

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Check it out!  Students come to the library once a week with their class to check out books.  Kindergarten students check out three books at a time.  First through fourth grade students check out four books at a time.  Fifth grade students check out five books at a time.  Students also have the option to come to open check out each day from 8:30 – 9:00.  Our library is full of over 20,000 items that include informational text, fiction (picture books and chapter books), magazines, and audiobooks that students can choose from each day.  Students are responsible for those items checked out in their name and will need to pay for or replace lost or damaged items.  We also use MackinVia to provide access to eBooks and Audiobooks for student use on iPads.

Growing Readers

The 14 library teachers of the School District of La Crosse worked together to create the district-wide Growing Readers initiative in 14 buildings for 6000 students and 1000 staff. Over the course of the school year, we focused on three facets of librarianship: advocacy for reading, finding the right books for students, and creating a culture of reading where students can progress as readers. This grassroots project was designed not only to advocate for our libraries but also to create lifelong learners, readers, and library users among all of our students and staff.

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She traveled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
― Roald Dahl, Matilda