How to use the new photocopier/printer

Below is a PDF that shows you how to set up your account to use the new photocopier/printer in the library

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2022-2023 Library Hours

Welcome back to North!  The Library has new hours this year.  

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Before School Closed Closed Open Closed Open
FLEX period Open Open Open Open Open
Lunch Open Closed Open Closed Open
After School Open Open Open Open Open

      On days we’re open before school, the hours are 8:30-3:45.   On days we’re closed before school, hours are 8:40-3:45.

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Free Audiobooks!

SYNC–Free Audiobooks for Teens Returns April 28

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Every week for 16 weeks beginning Thursday, April 28, 2022 SYNC will release two audiobooks for teens.  To register for the program and see each week’s titles, check out the official page: Titles include classics like Sherlock Holmes stories and new titles like the award-winning recording of Black Panther.

To get title notifications, text SYNCYA to 1-866-984-0598 or sign up for emails on

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Make a Christmas tree out of old books


Join us in the library during Flex Time this Friday, December 3rd, to learn how to make a Christmas tree craft out of old books. They take quite a while to make, but we’ll get started and then you’re welcome to come back at lunch/after school to work on them, or take them home to work on. If you can’t make it to the workshop, but would still like to make a tree, you can find the instructions here (folded tree) and here (folded again, but with more details)  and here (cutout tree) and are welcome to come and get an old book from the library to use in your craft.

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Interesting article about magic schools in fiction

This article from the publisher Tor’s website has an interesting perspective on how many of the ‘magic schools’ in fantasy novels reproduce the inequalities and systemic problems of real schools.

Beyond Dark Academia: The Real Horror in Magic School Is Systemic Inequality

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For Library Club Shelvers

Hi Shelvers. Thanks for volunteering. Your job is the most complex of the library club groups, and there is some information you need to learn to do it. The booklet we gave you has some information, but we know lots of people like to get information from videos too.

Below are some videos to watch on how to shelve books.


Fiction (it’s mostly the same as for us, but ignore the part about ‘E’ on the call number, we don’t use that in High School library)

A couple more:

This one is on reading and sorting spine label numbers.

And this one explains the Dewey Decimal system for you (plus some extra info that’s specific to the library that made the video – ignore that part).

If that stressed you out (don’t worry, we don’t expect you to immediately know how to do everything perfectly), here’s some relaxing library fireplace ambience.

And because it’s October, here’s some spooky library music.


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Welcome to Author David Robertson!

This afternoon the BNS Library and the ReThink Program are pleased to welcome  David Robertson via Zoom.    Robertson is an award-winning author currently living in Winnipeg.  He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation.  He has fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels for children to adults.  You can preview the books we have in the school collection here.  We look forward to hearing his stories, advice, and wisdom.

If you would like to attend, please contact your block 7 English teacher for links, or connect with Ms. Carey for access via ReThink.

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mage sourced from You may have seen the Afrofuturism display in the hall outside the library and wondered what it was all about. There is some information on the board, but here’s an interesting article about Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism – a term coined by author Nnedi Okorafor and explained in her blog post “Africanfuturism Defined“.

You can also find more resources in our Afrofuturism Collection in Destiny.

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