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The 'Bookaroolings' get a surprise visit from Captain Sekulich during their Halloween meeting.
The Crew is already hard at work on the 2017-2018 Yearbook. Photos to come.
Share the Gift of Story
Every December, the library invites members of the community to share seasonal stories with our students. Everybody has a good time as 'regular people' read to, or tell stories to classes in the library. If you like to read or are a story-teller, contact us to volunteer for this event by November 15.
April is Poetry Month. The magnetic poetry comes out so all ages can express themselves. In library classes we explore all the different ways that poets play with words and in some classes we hold poetry slams.
Public Library Partnership
A major goal of any school is to see their students grow into life-long learners. One step along the way is to ensure that they are familiar and comfortable with using public libraries. Towards this aim, we make sure that our students, from Kindergarten to Grade 9, visit our local public library at least once a year, in June, to encourage them to use their services over the summer and then on through life.
We have also partnered with the Library Board and Grizzly Clubs in our Public Library Membership Project, which allows all staff and students free acess to resources and services provided exclusively through the public library system, like free eBooks, various media and learning/tutorial platforms.
Through our partnership, we hope to develop in our students, the habits of using public libraries throughout life for their pleasure reading and lifelong learning.
Monthly Library Award
The Library Award is given to the elementary class with the best record for returning their library books on time during the previous month. We believe that a seemingly small thing like taking care of and returning library books on time, demonstrates organization skills and responsibility that will serve students all through their school careers and onward in life. The Library Award is part of our Responsible Reader Program.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will run as usualy during the spring parent conferences - March 13-15. Last year our sales were again up to above the per-student average. Parents also donated more books to classrooms – 43 in total! The library got 54 new books and almost $800 for programming.
The Book Fair is truly a team effort. Many parents and other community members, as well as staff and students, help to make it happen. If you're interested in volunteering, please see Mrs. Kilpatrick.
Caught Reading in Library Class
Kindergarten to Grade 9 classes are scheduled to visit the library once in each four-day cycle to borrow books and enjoy literature of all kinds. You can see what we're doing in library classes at this link.
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