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Summer Reading

Help your child succeed in school! Join the Summer Reading Club at your library! Registration starts Friday, June 14 and continues until the middle of July. Click here for more details. 





We encourage all families to visit the public library over the summer and choose books you want to read.

Check out the ASL Welcome to BC Summer Reading Club below:

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!

February News

February 2019 News from the Library:

Literacy Week 2019:
We had a wonderful week celebrating literacy in January. We hope you have had the chance to visit our “Response Gallery” to see all the different ways classes responded to our school wide read, Drawn Together. Thank you to all the families who donated books for book swap. We had a lot of fun dressing up as our favourite literary characters.

Can you guess who they are?








On Thursday, guest readers and ASL storytellers visited each classroom to share their love of reading. What a fabulous week!





Story Studio:
You may have noticed some changes in the library lately. We have moved around some things and made a special place for students to tell and write stories with a variety of materials and loose parts. It has been an exciting adventure that began with Ms. Shuster and Division 9 visiting the story studio once a week. Now Division 7 is visiting the Story Studio. Using the Story Workshop structure, students are exploring many Big Ideas in Language Arts including: language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.

VR and AR:

This year Mr. Hunter and I are part of a district learning team exploring how using Virtual Reality(VR) and Augmented Reality(AR) can provide experiences for students that allow them to make connections to curricular content and competencies in unique ways. For 2 weeks in February we have a kit of 30 Google Carboard glasses and 30 smartphones we are using with students. Division 5 is using this technology to help their understanding of key science concepts. We are hoping to give as many classes as possible the opportunity to experience these amazing tools for learning.

Upcoming Events:


The book fair will be returning March 4-7. Parent volunteers are needed. Stay tuned for more information.



Author Lana Button will be making a presentation to our primary students on March 14th. Thank you to the PAC for helping to fund this event.

Mrs. Araujo

And the winner is…

The votes are in and the winner of the Canadian Picture Book of the Year for South Slope/BCSD is…

Ocean meets Sky by The Fan Brothers

Congratulations to all the nominees.  We enjoyed reading all of you! 

These books were chosen from the list of nominees for the Governor General Literary awards and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book awards.

The winner of the 2018 Governor General Award for Young People’s Literature- Illustrated was:

The winner of the 2018 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book award was:


Family Storytime in ASL and English @BPL

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: