Welcome to our library! Bienvenue a notre bibliothèque!
Welcome to St Anthony's school library! Located in the heart of the school, the library is a destination place for learning, reading, and doing research. It is also a place for staff and students to come together and build the school community.
Our school librarian is Mme Brinkman, and she is available in the library five days per week. She runs regularly scheduled library classes as well as a book fair (Fall), a used book sale (hopefully in the Spring); other programs like book clubs and a student library committee are in the works!
The school will likely participate in the Forest of Reading program again, run by the Ontario Library Association. Look for more information coming soon!
About the Collection
The St Anthony library collection is made up of over 7000 items, and includes French and English fiction and non-fiction, with a variety of genres including graphic novels, manga, classics, and current popular titles. Our digital collection boasts a variety of Overdrive titles that students and staff can access from home without an app – everything can be read in a browser. Clink on one of the links above to access digital resources.
About the space
The library is undergoing some changes, and we hope to rely on a student library committee to make decisions about design and layout. New corkboards will display a "We recommend" section ("Nous recommandons") with monthly featured readers, including both staff and students. We are also hoping to update posters and walls with new art and décor. FDK – grade 3 classes spend most of their library time at the carpet, while grade 4 – grade 8 classes are at the tables.
Volunteering and Donations
If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact Mme Brinkman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any of the following items are in high demand, and if you are looking to part with anything listed below, they would find a welcome home in our library:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
If you have other titles you are looking to part with, they may find a home in our collection. If not, we will keep them for a spring book sale!
Crafting supplies (markers, cardstock, stickers etc.)
LDCSB Library Mission Statement
To provide access to a variety of informational resources to support the curriculum, foster a love for reading, and ensure the school community is effective users of information for learning and for leisure.
LDCSB School Library Goals
- Educate students on the functionality, organization and purpose of libraries so that they can be library users for life
- Demonstrate how to research with purpose and process
- Promote and foster a love for reading for pleasure and learning
- Develop library collections that encompass a variety of formats to support Catholic Graduate Expectations
- Facilitate the use of technology for learning, research and communication
What the Research says about School Libraries
Research undeniably and repeatedly shows clear links between student achievement and the existence of libraries stocked with a variety of resources, and staffed by qualified librarians who collaborate with teachers.
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