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Scholastic Book Fair on now!

Come and visit the Scholastic Book Fair this week.  We are open during Student Led conferences. Come and find a great read and help raise money for your school library!  Hope to see you there!

Hours: Tuesday   11:45 – 12:10pm, Recess and 3:00- 3:30pm

Wednesday 11:45 – 12:10pm, 2:00 – 5:00pm

Thursday 11:45 – 12:10pm, 2-5pm & 6-7pm

Literacy Week 2020

Family Storytime @BPL in ASL and English

2020 Winter & Spring Family Storytime in Sign Language and English at Burnaby Public Library

https://www.bpl.bc.ca/kids/family-storytime-in-sign-language-and-english

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. All families are welcome! Interpreters will be present.

Five Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 PM: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 18, and May 9
At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library: Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca

Book Swap donations begin January 6th

The Canadian Picture Book of the Year is back!

This year we have started reading five amazing Canadian Picture books in the library with many of the primary classes.  Each of these books have been nominated for either the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award or the Governor General’s Book Award.  Each week we read one of the books and discuss how it meets the criteria of a great picture book. Some of the questions we ask ourselves include: Does it have beautiful and unique illustrations that grab our attention? Does it touch our heart and help us make connections? Does it change our thinking? Does it make us feel something? 

Here are the five nominees:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will vote for our favourite book just before the winter break.  Stay tuned for the results! 

 

D.E.A.R. Day October 21st

Join us as we celebrate BC School Library Day and Drop Everything And Read on October 21st at 12:15pm.  Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed animal to help us celebrate this special event.  Reading is for everyone!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

Media Literacy Week

 

Last week many classes visited the library and participated in Media Literacy Week. We watched a video from Mediasmarts.ca called “House Hippo 2.0”.  Students were asked if they thought it was real or fake.  We talked about “what’s in the frame” and what we can see and can’t see in various kinds of media.  Older classes focused on how to tell what’s true online.  Click here for more information on Media Literacy and Break the Fake resources from MediaSmarts. 

Orange Shirt Day

We were honoured today with a wonderful performance by the Kwhlii Gibaygum Nisga’a Dance Group. They shared their stories, songs and dances of their with the whole school.  What a perfect way to begin Orange Shirt Day – acknowledging the wrongs of the past and celebrating Indigenous culture. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some Indigenous stories in the library:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, please view this book trailer created last year by our students for The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad. 

 

Fall 2019 Family Storytime in ASL and English @BPL

Fall 2019 Family Storytime in Sign Language and English at Burnaby Public Library

https://www.bpl.bc.ca/kids/family-storytime-in-sign-language-and-english

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. All families are welcome! Interpreters will be present.

 Four Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 PM: September 14, October 26, November 9, and December 14, 2019
At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library: Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here Monday, March 5th until Thursday, March 7th! Parent volunteers needed.  Please sign up outside the library or speak to Mrs. Araujo.  Come and find a great book and help support the school library.  Thank you!