Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Enjoy your Library Books during the Spring Break :)
Books will be DUE after the break...on Wednesday, March 29 ~
Please return any OVERDUE Library Books by Friday, March 10 ~ THANKS!!
Monday, March 6, 2017
Take a SNEEK PEEK in our Photo Gallery at the 45 wonderful NEW BOOKS being catalogued for you to check out in APRIL :)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Check out our PHOTO GALLERY at the 41 great NEW BOOKS catalogued for you to check out NOW in MARCH!!
Happy Reading ;)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sending out a THANK YOU to the Pereira Family (Grace Gr. 6 & Daniel Gr. 3) for the BOOKS donated to our library :)
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Monday, February 27, 2017
Sending out a THANK YOU to the Jugovac Family (Nikolas Gr. 3) for the great BOOKS donated to our library :)
Your continued generosity is always appreciated!
Monday, January 9, 2017
1. Smile (by Raina Telgemeier)
2. Guinness World Records, 2006 [by editor: Craig Glenday]
3. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (by Rachel Russell)
4. Guinness World Records, 2016 [by editor: Craig Glenday]
5. Race the World! (by Ace Landers)
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (by Jeff Kinney)
7. Totally Talented Pets (by Cecile Skies)
8. Where's Waldo? (by Martin Handford)
9. Barbie: Fabulous Fairy Tales (by Barbie Collection)
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (by Jeff Kinney)
Have YOU read any of our Top 10 Books this year?
Reminder for LIBRARY CHECKOUT DAYS...
* Every Wednesday for Grades Kindergarten, 4, 5, 6 & 7 ~
* Every Friday for Grades 1, 2 & 3 ~
You can keep your books for 2 weeks or bring them back BEFORE your next book checkout day to take out MORE great books!
See you soon ;)
PS. Please return any OVERDUE Library Books!!
Monday, January 2, 2017
WOW! Did you know...
There were over 500 books catalogued for our library in 2016!!
We are fortunate to have an amazing selection of books added to our library EVERY year :)
WELCOME TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL LIBRARY
Our school library is an inviting and positive place for students to come and develop a love of reading, as well as develop skills for identifying, locating and evaluating varied informational sources.
Through a collaborative effort between the teacher-librarian and the classroom teachers, an effective school library program has been created to promote avid readers and information literate citizens.
The program provides instruction in the areas of curriculum support, information literacy and literature appreciation.
Mrs. Bond (Teacher-Librarian & Resources)
* To promote reading - "reading for enjoyment" and "reading for information", thus increasing the students' success in all subject areas.
* To ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas.
* To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
* To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and to assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
* To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral part of the learning/instructional program.
LIBRARY MANAGEMENT DUTIES:
Mrs. Morena (Library Technician) works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
* Catalogue and code new books (300 yearly averages)
* Preparing books for circulation
* Reserve, circulate, renew and discharge (weed) books and other materials
* Provide assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping complete special projects
* Answer routine reference inquiries
* Guide patrons in finding and using library resources, including reference materials, audiovisual equipment and computers
* Train student library assistants and supervise their work
* Sort books, publications and other items according to procedure and return them to shelves or storage areas
* Conduct reference searches using in-house and online databases
* Deliver and retrieve items throughout the library and school by hand or using pushcart
* Take actions to halt disruption of library activities by problem patrons
* Organize and maintain periodicals (magazines) and reference materials
* Compile and maintain records relating to circulation, materials and equipment
* Issue identification cards (library cards) to borrowers and enter and update patrons' records
* Make new library cards for incoming Kindergarten students and new students in various grades
* Send out notices about lost or overdue books
* Design, customize and maintain Library web pages and update databases (Library website, Photo Gallery, Circulation Reports and Year-end Inventory)
* Design and customize teacher web pages upon request (upload photos and update web pages)
* Take photos of new books, Library Display Boards, student Library activities and Special School Events for the Library and School website
* Prepare books for binding (tape edges)
* Repair damaged books
* Design posters and Library Bulletin Boards and special displays to promote use of library facilities and specific reading programs in the school
* Gift Board collaboration and prepare "Gift Board Certificates"
* Early Morning "Outdoor" Supervision duties (Mondays & Fridays)
* Remember to smile :)
On Wednesdays, students in Grades K, 4, 5, 6, and 7 visit the library for their weekly book exchange days where assisting students and staff with library resources is the main goal. Also, students enjoy the use of the computers and laptops to work on special classroom assignments.
In addition, assisting teachers in gathering instructional materials and information for special projects and supervising students is also taken care of on these days.
On Friday afternoons, students in Grades 1, 2 and 3 enjoy their book exchange days. If time permits, storytime is also enjoyed on these days.
Please check which of these days your child visits the library and remind them to RETURN their books when they are DUE. The loan period is 2 weeks.
Please note: Overdue Book Notices will be sent out for any outstanding books to remind students to return them as soon as possible.
"The library is more than just books;
it is a place where meaningful experiences
can foster the love of literature and learning".
For this reason, various school-wide events and activities throughout the year help to achieve this:
* Book Fair
* Character Dress Up Day
* Classroom Door Decorating Contest
* Family Literacy Day
* Readers Are Leaders
* "Read, Write and Roar" (BC Lions with LEO the Lion)
We look forward to working with your children again this year and watch them grow as readers!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the school.
Mrs. Bond & Mrs. Morena