STR: Secret Path


Secret Path
by Gord Downie
and Jeff Lemire

Tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a twelve year old Ojibwa boy who died attempting to walk home after escaping the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in 1966. Originally created as a ten-song popular music album, the lyrics have been set into a graphic telling of the story.

Come down to the School Library to get your copy of Secret Path today.  Find out more about this and all the Surrey Teens Read nominated titles for 2017-2018: go to


Audiobooks the easy way

When it comes to listening to an audiobook, nothing is easier than a “Playaway.”  Simply plug your headphones in and press play. No downloading.  No syncing.  No other devices needed.

We have a large selection of titles to choose from, including assigned novels from your English and Humanities classes, with many more non-curricular titles for recreational “listening.”  Many Playaways come in a kit combining the audiobook with a print copy of the novel, allowing you to listen and read at the same time, if that is something that helps you. This can be especially useful for school assigned texts.

Come down to the School Library to have a look, or check out our catalog at

Some titles of note:

  • The Canterbury Tales
  • The Iliad
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Hiroshima
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Fat Angie
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham
  • The Maze Runner
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Roberto and Me
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Across the Universe
  • The Book Thief
  • The Grapes of Wrath



Banned Books Week

In the United States the American Library Association presents Banned Books Week, September 24 to 30. 

From the ALA: Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read.

People in Canada and around the world stand with Americans who are celebrating and standing up for their right to read. As Canadians we can also celebrate our rights, and learn more about what we need to do to protect those rights.

What do you want to read?

We take requests.  We take your requests very seriously.  We want to help you find books that you want to read.  Let us know what you are looking for.

Non-fiction subject?  Sports? Computers? Rap? Fly-fishing or fashion or skateboarding or painters or the environment? Or any other  subject? Let us know.

Fiction?  How about sci-fi, horror, young adult, historical, romance, suspense, fantasy…? What kind of stories do you like? Let us know.

Do you have authors in mind that we don’t have?  Titles in mind that we don’t have?  Maybe a series where we are missing the latest entry?  Let us know.

Come in to the School Library and ask for our Request Sheet at the front desk. Or, go here to fill out our online request form.