It’s hard to believe, but we will reach 150 nights of reading on Wednesday, February 23rd! Reading Club forms may be handed into the library anytime after that date. 200 nights forms will also be available on Wednesday. Keep on reading!
On January 17th, Inuit author and storyteller, Michael Kusugak, came to the South Slope/ BCSD library. He did two sessions of storytelling for Divisions 5-11 from South Slope and Divisions 15-17, 19 from BCSD. The students heard stories retold from his published books as well as some new stories. We were all fascinated with his string stories, too. Ask someone from one of the classes that were there to tell you all about it.
On January 12th Eric Wilson visited Divisions 1-4 at South Slope. He got us all hooked on mysteries and writing. The students were excellent listeners and many of them received an autographed postcards for their quick thinking. Come and check out Eric Wilson’s mysteries and others at the library!
We are excited to annouce 3 upcoming author visits this term.
Canadian mystery author, Eric Wilson, will be coming January 12 to do a presentation for students in Divisions 1-4. Check out his site for more information: ericwilson.com
On January 17th Michael Kusugak will come to share his stories with Divisions 5,6, and 7 from South Slope and Divisions 15 and 16 from BCSD. Check out his site for more information: www.michaelkusugak.com
On February 22nd best-selling Canadian author Kari Lynn Winters will come to visit Divisions 8, 9, 10 and 11. Her website is: www.kariwinters.com
During November and December Divisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 read the 5 books nominated for the Marilyn Ballie Picture Book Award 2010. The nominees were Me and You by Genevieve Cote, The Delicious Bug by Janet Perlman, You’re Mean Lily Jean by Frieda Wishinsky , Timmerman was here by Colleen Sydor and Our Corner Grocery Store by Joanne Swartz. The students enjoyed all the books, but chose The Delicious Bug by Janet Perlman as their favourite. Check these great books out at the library and you be the judge!
On Monday I will visit Divisions 1-4 to talk about the fantastic books nominated for the YRCA awards this year. If students read 2 or more of the books in a category they will be eligible to vote for a winner in the spring. Come to the library if you want to check out a YRCA book and find out more.