Author Archives: Ms. Haigh
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event in Canada, and aims to shed light on intellectual freedom. Every year books are challenged across Canada for various reasons, from sexually explicit content to obscenity, to religious viewpoint. To better understand how books get challenged you can check out the great infographic here. Currently the library … Continue reading
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse The Memory Book by Lara Avery More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus Ready Player One by Ernest Cline The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas Turtles All the Way Down … Continue reading
With the beginning of semester 2 comes the launch of our new Alpha Reads! 10 amazing titles have been chosen that include sci-fi, fantasy, realism and everything in between. The books in Alphabetical order by author are: The Memory Book by Lara Avery 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger Ready Player One by Ernest Cline … Continue reading
A number of Young Adult books are in the works to become films. Make sure you read the book before the movies come out! Titles include: Cinder Shadow and Bone (a former Alpha Read) Love Letters to the Dead (a former Alpha Read) Monument 14 The Uglies Legend ( a former Alpha Read) The Selection … Continue reading
With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to get excited about all of the Young Adult books being turned into movies. Click on the title to find the book at Alpha library, or watch the trailer to see if you think the movie will live up to the book. JANUARY 26 Maze Runner – … Continue reading
Welcome back Alpha students. As of today the library is open! Hours: Monday to Thursday – 815 to 4 Friday – 815 to 3 Unless otherwise posted. *Reminder, there is no food or drinks allowed in the library. The only exception is water.
The votes are in, and this year’s most popular Alpha Reads titles are: and Thank you to everyone who read one of this year’s picks! And congratulations to Drew and Sophia for entering our contest and winning the grand prize of 2 free movie passes each.
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. If you would like more information on LGBTQ+ life or issues, we have a number of excellent non-fiction books on display in the library. We also have a display of novels which feature gay, bisexual or trans characters. For more information on what this day … Continue reading
Are you into audio books? They’re a great way to multi-task because you can read with your ears while you drive, do chores or even exercise. Check out audiobookssync.com for access to FREE audio books this summer (starting NOW). All you need is the Overdrive app on your phone or tablet, which is also free to download.