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Author Visit: Gina McMurchy-Barber

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the library had the pleasure of hosting Gina McMurchy-Barber, author of Vikings Read nominee Free as a Bird.  Ms. McMurchy-Barber held a rapt audience of grades 8, 9 and 10 as she discussed her research into Woodlands Institute in New Westminster. In addition to an energetic reading of an excerpt of her book, McMurchy-Barber gave a fascintating presentation of the forgotten past of Woodlands, once know as the “Provincial Asylum of the Insane.”

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We’re on Twitter!

That’s right! Burnaby North’s Library is now on twitter where we will post the latest news, resources, and events. Be sure to check us out at

#NorthLibrary

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Vikings Read 2013 Launch Today!

Vikings Read titles will be launched today at lunch in the library!

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Vikings Read 2013 Soon to Be Launched

Itching for something good to read?  Tossing and turning at night in anticipation of this year’s titles?

The wait is almost over!

The Vikings Talk Committee will reveal this year’s selections on
Thursday, October 25th at lunch in the Library.  Join us!!!

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D.E.A.R. Prize Winners

Did you win a Chapters gift card?

D.E.A.R Prize Winners,

Come collect your Chapters gift cards in the library ASAP.

Caroline Wang (gr. 11); Celine Yuen (gr. 8); Raymond Wang (gr.9); Tracy Mok (gr. 10); Cindy Zhang (gr. 10).

Thanks you to everyone who participated in D.E.A.R. and don’t forget to come down to the library at lunch on Thursday for the Vikings Read launch!

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Drop Everything and Read!

official 2012 D.E.A.R. Poster!

It’s that time of year again! Drop Everything and Read will take place on Monday, October 22 during your Period 2,1,4, and 3 classes.

Teachers will read short selections of 4 of this year’s Vikings Read titles. Pay attention to the names of these Viking Read titles.

Come down to the library at the end of the day and fill out a contest form for the chance to win a Chapters gift card. Winners will be announced in Wednesday’s bulletin!

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Library Club committee meeting dates posted!

Hi everyone,

Library Club committee dates have been posted outside of the library except for shelvers and circ desk. Please attend your committee meeting dates. All meeting are held in the library’s periodical room. See you there!

  • Vikings Talk: Friday, Oct. 5 @ lunch
  • Circ Desk and Shelvers and helpers: Tuesday, Oct. 9 @ lunch
  • Decorators: Tuesday, Oct. 9 @ 3:15
  • Bibliophiles: Wednesday, Oct. 10 @ lunch
Attendance is mandatory!
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