News from library

Welcome to the first issue of the CIT Library newsletter! This exciting endeavour marks the beginning of a new chapter in our literary journey, and we are delighted to have you join us.

In our newsletters, you can expect a treasure trove of literary delights, including book recommendations, author spotlights, upcoming events, and highlights of student achievements. We aim to foster a love for reading, encourage curiosity, and create a sense of community within our school.

As we embark on this monthly literary adventure together, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and book recommendations with us. The library is not just a space filled with books; it’s a hub for imagination, exploration, and lifelong learning.

Thank you for being a part of this exciting initiative. Let’s celebrate the joy of reading and learning as we embark on this literary journey together!

Happy reading!

Warm regards,
Miss Olga

Olga Frutos

Contact Miss Olga for any library-related issues

Favourite Books of the month

As we kick off our inaugural newsletter, I’m excited to share a bit about my own literary journey and extend an invitation for you to share yours!

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine


Growing up, Roald Dahl was my literary companion, and “George’s Marvellous Medicine” held a special place in my heart. Perhaps it was George’s relatability or the whimsical world Dahl painted that made it unforgettable.

The Lady of the Camellias

The Lady of the Camellias

Alexandre Dumas

In my teenage years, I encountered a timeless classic that has since become my all-time favourite – “The Lady of the Camellias” by Alexandre Dumas. This captivating tale of love and sacrifice has resonated with me over the years. I’ve revisited it numerous times, savouring its beauty in both English and Spanish.

Now, it’s your turn! I’d love to hear about your favourite books or any recommendations you have. Drop by the library, send an email or leave a note on my table. Let’s create a community of readers and explore the wonderful world of literature together!


CIT Logo Competition

This month’s competition is for all of those creative artists. We need a logo for our library. Have you got what it takes to become a designer? Prove it to us and submit a design for our book area; make it BOLD, make it BIG, and make it CIT!
The winning design will be our official library logo. The winner will be posted in March’s newsletter. Forward your proposal by email to:

30th José Manuel Álvarez Gil National Short Story Competition

In order to honour the memory of the Centre’s founder, Don José Manuel Álvarez Gil, and to encourage literary creativity among young people, Colegio San José has announced the 30th José Manuel Álvarez Gil National Short Story Competition. Registration for the 30th José Manuel Álvarez Gil National Short Story Competition, in accordance with its rules, will be open from 31 October 2023 to 28 February 2024, inclusive.

Book Club

📚 Exciting News! Our Scholastic Book Club is officially launched and ready for you to dive into a world of captivating stories! 🚀

Visit our exclusive Book Club website at to explore a treasure trove of the latest and greatest books. From enchanting tales to thrilling adventures, there’s something for every reader.

🌟 Here’s the best part – for every €1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will receive 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards! Your love for reading directly supports our school’s literary endeavours.

To ensure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity, kindly ask your parents to place orders online by February 25th, 2024. Don’t let this chance to enrich your library and contribute to our school’s success pass you by!

Happy reading! 📖✨