December News

Dec 2018 News from the Library

Michael Kusugak visits Fort Langley Dec.1st

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Fort Langley National Historic Site is pleased to welcome Inuit storyteller Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak for a special afternoon of Arctic Stories. Join us on Saturday, December 1st at 1 p.m. for this all-ages storytelling event. General seating in the theatre; arrive early to choose a seat. The event is included in the regular admission fee, or pick up your earlybird annual pass at the Visitor Centre.

Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Nunavut) and now splits his time between Sooke, BC and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. During his childhood, his family travelled by dog sled, living a traditional Inuit lifestyle. He is an award-winning author of twelve children’s books and was a co-writer of A Promise is a Promise (with Robert Munsch).

Parks Canada invites Canadians to be inspired and captivated by the stories of the people and events that shaped the Canada of today.

Click here for more information about the events.

Watch and enjoy this video:

DEAR Day – Wear your PJs

On Monday, October 22nd we will be joining thousands of readers across the province as we participate in the Drop Everything and Read challenge.  We are inviting everyone to wear their PJs so we can get cozy as we all curl up with a book after lunch.  Come and visit the school library if you need a great read for Monday or any day.  We are looking forward to celebrating as a community of readers! 

Library News October

It’s hard to believe it’s already October! The year is going by fast. Here’s some news for October:

ASL Family Storytimes @ BPL

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children’s librarian for stories, rhymes and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. This is a free drop-in for children of all ages and abilities, together with a parent or caregiver. Interpreters will be present.

Four Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 PM: September 15, October 13, November 10, and December 8
At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

Tommy Douglas Library is located on the north side of Kingsway, just west of Edmonds Street. Take the Millennium or Expo line to Edmonds station, or take the 106, 112, or 129 bus. Free parking underground: enter off Arcola Street, which is off Walker Avenue.

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library:

Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Next week, September 17-20, the Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to the library. We hope you will visit and find a great book and support our school library. 60% of book sales go towards new resources for the library! Parent volunteers are needed. Please see Mrs. Araujo in the library and/or check the sign up sheet in the hall just outside the library.

Book Fair Hours:

Monday 11:45 – 12:15pm, Recess and 3:00 – 3:30pm

Tuesday 11:45 – 12:15pm, 1:45 – 5pm

Wednesday 11:45 – 12:15pm, 2:00 – 2:30pm
Thursday 11:45 – 12:15pm, 1:45 – 5:00pm, 6:00 – 7:00pm

New library header!

Check out our new library header!  It was created by Phoebe Qian, one of our Grade 7 students who will be heading off to high school in the fall.  As you can see she is extremely talented and we wish her all the best.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Phoebe and her artwork in the future.  

Summer Reading Club

Help your child succeed in school! Join the Summer Reading Club at your local public library.Registration starts Friday, June 15 and continues until the middle of July.

Click here for more information.

Check out the ASL welcome to Summer Reading below.

June Announcements

On June 2nd we reached 250 nights of reading.  Please hand in your forms to the library ASAP.  Those students who completed 250 nights will choose a book in the library and put their name in it.  Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Reading Club this year. You will be recognized at our assembly June 2oth.

Next year there will be some changes and new ways to celebrate and support families with reading.  Looking forward to it! 

All Library Books are due June 11th! Please return your books as soon as possible.  The library will re-open in September for book exchange. 






Don’t forget that reading doesn’t stop in the summer.  Do you have a public library card? Please see Mrs. Araujo if you have any questions or just go into any public library and sign up. It’s free!!! Stay tuned for more information about the Summer Reading Club at BPL!

200 Nights of Reading

Home Reading Club: It’s hard to believe, but On April 13th we will reach 200 nights of reading!   Students and staff will be recognized at our Celebration of Learning assembly on April 27th.

Why is reading for fun important? Here is an excerpt from the International Reading Association position paper on leisure reading:

“Research shows that leisure reading enhances students’ reading comprehension (e.g., Cox & Guthrie, 2001), language (e.g., Krashen, 2004), vocabulary development (e.g., Angelos & McGriff, 2002), general knowledge (e.g., Cunningham & Stanovich, 1998), and empathy for others (e.g., McGinley et al., 1997), as well as their self-confidence as readers, motivation to read throughout their lives, and positive attitudes toward reading (e.g., Allington & McGillFranzen, 2003; Eurydice Network, 2011). The benefits of leisure reading apply to English learners (ELs) who read in English as well as in their native languages.”

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Pick up your forms any time from the library. Thank you for participating and keep on reading