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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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Free Audiobooks Every Week for Teens

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two c

omplete audiobooks  a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at    Listen to samples of all the titles on the Soundcloud playlist​​​​​​​.

Yes, in some parts of the world, it’s already summer and school is either already or almost over for the year.  The program runs from May-July (no books in August), so it will give you access to new books now. 
Check with your English teacher if you want to use any of the books for your Independent Reading Projects.
You can access the app for your computer here:
The app is also available for your phone/device via the App Store and Google Play.

SYNC full schedule

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Speed Book Blitz Titles

Thanks to all who participated in the Speed Book Blitz last month.  Our list of titles is below.  Come check them out for Spring Break.

13 reasons why Jay Asher Angelica
21 lessons for the 21st century Yuval Harari Constantin
A Gentleman in Moscow Amar Towles Ms Nicolidakis
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz Larry
All the light we cannot see Anthony Doerr Agnes 
Cinder Marissa Meyer Diana
Circe Madeline Miller Serena
City of bones Cassandra Clare Samantha
comics will break your heart Faith Erin Hicks Vera
Fablehaven Brandon Mull Eva 
Finding the Edge Karen Chen Carina
Flush Carl Hiassen Lynette 
Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain Mr. Roberts
Love from A to Z S. K. Ali Ms Van Balkom
My Sister Rosa Justine Larbalestier Ms Mushens
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Radin
smile Raina Telgemeier carla
The art of racing in the rain Garth Stein Ms Hardjowasito
The child finder Rene Denfeld Vangeli 
The clothesline swing Ahmad Danny Ramadan Ms Smith
The Curve of Time M. Wylie Blanchet Mr. Williams
The house of god Samuel Shem Hriday
The humans Matt Haig Mr. Yarmie
The nightingale Krinstin Hannah Ms Lee
The story of a new name: youth Elena Ferrante Ms Mihic
The Warded Man Peter Brett Mr. Pepler
Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom Cassandra 
Violent ends various Tania 
Where the crawdads sing Delia Owens Ms Stokes
Zhuan Falun Li Hongzhi Arshia 
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