And Then It Happened…

Michael Wade’s visit on Thursday was a lot of fun!  Mr. Wade wanted the students to know that anyone can be a writer; that everything you need to know you learn by the time you finish high school.  Students found his presentation fun and funny.

Don’t forget, 25% of the words in a book are the 31 one words you learnt in Grade 1!  Start your novels now!!

A Busy November

November will be very busy with two exciting events.

First, the morning of November 21, the author Michael Wade will be speaking to our Grade 3 – 5 students.  Michael and Laura Wade write the books “And Then It Happened”, currently an eleven book series.







Second, the Scholastic Book Fair will start on November 26.  Students will be able to preview the Fair’s offerings on Monday the 25 with their classes.  Book sales will begin on Tuesday.  On November 26 – 28, books will be sold from 8:30 – 9:00 am; 12:00 – 1:00 pm and 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

Parents, if you have time to help with book sales, please speak to Mrs. Nelson (parent) or Ms. Taylor (Teacher-Librarian).

The more books that are bought at the Fair, the more resources and books can be bought for the school library!

New Book Day

Today about 40 new books were put out for students to check out.  Titles include:

Intermediate:  House of Hades; Jedi Academy; Creepover; My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; Flora and Ulysses and many more.

Primary:  Rabbityness; Spiderman; Ghost in the House; Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story and more.

Non-fiction:  365 Things to do with Paper and Cardboard; Guinness Book of World Record 2014; Discover the Awesome World; Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes and more.


On October 29, Gilmore Community School participated in Drop Everything And Read; a celebration of the love of reading and libraries.  During the school day, D.E.A.R. was announced and the whole school stopped what they were doing and read!  All of our students and staff read together twice that day.

Thank you everyone for your participation.  Keep on reading!

Ms. Taylor

Welcome Back to School!

I hope everyone had a great summer;  I’m excited about this year at Gilmore Community School.

The Library Program will continue to promote a love of reading through various activities:
-an organized, colourful and welcoming space
-purchase of and/or draw attention to excellent literature for all reading levels
-purchase of some of the many requested books (requested by students)
-Library Club membership
-A Red Cedar Award Club, where students’ votes help elect the award winning book
-Drop Everything and Read day (celebrated late due to the schedule)
-and more!

New books will be announced next week, after students have had their first Library Orientation classes.  Please stop by the library to check out the changes I’ve made, ask questions or to say hello.

Ms. Taylor


Have a wonderful summer everyone!

Remember, you can still sign up for the Summer Reading Club at Burnaby Public Library.  I look forward to celebrating your summer reading by writing your name in the Community Newsletter as a medal winner.


Ms.  Taylor