Dolores O’Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan, of the Irish rock band “The Cranberries,” passed away yesterday at age 46. The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 90’s with such hits as Zombie, Linger and Dreams.

 

 

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International Games Week @ Your Library

 

International Games Week @ Your Library is a celebration of the amazing educational power of games and the vital role that libraries can play in helping people enjoy them. The history of IGW@YL goes back to 2007 and the first National Games Day in the United States. The event grew to become International Games Day in 2012. This year it has expanded to become International Games Week.  Thousands of libraries (public libraries and school libraries) all over the world have participated in these events, including libraries from 53 and countries and all 7 continents.  The following associations are key contributors to this event:

 

School Library Day

Today is the most important day of the year.
Today is School Library Day.
October is International School Library Month and Canada Library Month. Very cool.
But today is the Day.
THE DAY.
Celebrate the “Most Awesome Place on Earth.”
Come down to your School Library and enjoy the awesomeness.
What is so awesome about the School Library?

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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.

Reading Buddies

The Reading Buddies program at the Surrey Public Library is looking for volunteer reading buddies. Reading Buddies is a great volunteer opportunity where you can develop your mentorship skills. Being a “big buddy” is a rewarding experience, and counts towards service hours. For more information, check out surreylibraries.ca.  You can download an application form. You can also contact the Youth Services Librarian at the Cloverdale Library to ask questions, and to apply.

Join the Library Team

Join the best team in the school. Volunteer in the School Library with the Library Team.  You know that you want to do it.

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Once again the Panther Den invites you to be a part of the Library Team. We are looking for responsible, diligent students to work as library monitors at lunch, before school and after school. Earn service hours, get first crack at new books and enjoy the privilege of serving your school in an important way.

All students from Grade 8 to 12 are invited. Click here to apply online. See Mr Sexton if you have any questions, and check out the Library Team page.

International Literacy Day

Each year on September 8 the world celebrates International Literacy Day. The Established by the United Nations in 1967, International Literacy Day is meant “to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.” This year’s theme is “Literacy in a Digital World.”

Find out more:

UNESCO
International Literacy Association
World Literacy Foundation

International Day of Families

From the United Nations: “The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year.This year’s observance focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. In particular, the Day is to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.”  READ MORE