Red Cedar voting day is today!

Students will get the chance to vote for their favourite Red Cedar book today in class. The group presentations will start on May 3 and will finish on May 19th. We will plan our end of year celebration on that day too, and the party will take place pn May 17th. Happy reading, everyone!

Family Literacy day is January 27

Family Literacy day is January 27, and families can celebrate in a variety of ways. To learn more about this event and some fun activities to do as a family to promote literacy, visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca .

La Journée de l’alphabétisation familiale sera le 27 janvier. Pour en savoir davantage, visitez www.fld-jaf.ca .

The Book Fair will be here from Dec. 5-8, 2011

The next Scholastic Book Fair will be held from December 5th to 8th, 2011. We will be open from 12:15-1:00 and from 3:00-3:45 from Monday to Thursday.

The Red Cedar 2011/2012 Books are Here!

Check out the new Red Cedar books on the virtual shelf on this blog. Roll the mouse over the book or click on it to see a review of the book.

All library books are now due

Students signed out their last library book for this school year, and these are due between Tuesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 9th. Please return all items to the library as soon as possible so that Ms. Hunger can start the inventory process.

Burnaby Public Library Summer Reading Program

The Burnaby Public Library (BPL) will host a summer reading program and their theme this year is “Savour Every Word”. Children are invited to sign up for this program starting on June 20th at their local branch of the BPL. Each child will receive a package which includes a reading sheet to record 50 days of reading. Children who complete the form are eligible to receive a medal and a certificate. For more information, click on this link: http://www.bpl.bc.ca/events/summer-reading-club .

Red Cedar Book Club results

Students in schools all over the Pacific Northwest read a selection of 12 novels and 12 non-fiction books. Voting took place in late April and the students chose Libertdad as the best fiction entry, and Everything but the Kitchen Sink as their favourite non-fiction book.

YRCA voting results

The votes are in for the Young Reader’s Choice Awards! The winner of the Junior Division is Amulet: The Stonekeeper, and the winner of  the Middle Division is Rapunzel’s Revenge. These are examples of graphic novels which are very popular with students at Ecole Sperling Elementary School.

Podcasting is now available

Here is the very first podcast for the library:

Caillou a la bibliothèque

Coming soon to Sperling Library!

In early 2011, students will have the opportunity to read books and make a podcast on this site. This podcast will then be available for other children to listen to.