Tips for Talking to Kids about Japan's Earthquake

“It’s always hard to know what—and how much—to tell children when disaster strikes, and Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is no exception.”                             SLJ March 17, 2011

Read this article from School Library Journal for tips about talking with kids about the events in Japan.  It also includes some recommended books, some of which we have in the library.  Come and see Ms. Araujo in the library to check them out.

150 Nights of Reading

Just a reminder that 150 nights of reading forms are due this Friday, March 11th if you want to be recognized at the March 18th assembly at 2pm.  Keep on reading!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Our Scholastic Book Fair was a great success!  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped with the fair and to all the families who bought books.  Our profits will be used to support our library and other literacy initiatives.

Holiday Books on Display

Looking for books about the holidays? Check out the display in the library of books, fiction and non-fiction, about Christmas, Hannukkah and Kwanzaa.


Wow! Snow! I hope you all got a chance to play in the snow today.  When you’re in the library next week check out some of our great books on snow like Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid, Snow is my favorite and my best by Lauren Child or, one of my favourites, Stella, queen of the snow by Marie Louise Gay.

Welcome to the Library Blog!

Hello students, staff and parents of South Slope Elementary/ BCSD.  Welcome to the Library Blog.  I hope to use this blog to let you know what’s happening in the library and more.  Posts will include announcements, book reviews, contests, and more.  I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment whenever you like.