Surrey Teens Read: Everything, Everything

The students of School District 36 have spoken.  Over the past year students from around Surrey have been reading the Surrey Teens Read  10 nominated titles.  After the votes were counted, the winner emerged: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

Thanks to all the Teacher Librarians who run this excellent program and thanks to all the students who take the time to read the books and vote.

Find out more about Surrey Teens Read.

Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week in Canada concludes on March 4.

As  we celebrate, and defend, our Freedom to Read, it is important to remember that the Freedom to Read means nothing if people don’t choose to read.  Compared to most of human history and to most of the world today, we in Canada in the 21st Century are a very literate society.  We CAN read.  But do we?  We are not an illiterate society. But are we an aliterate society?

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

(Source: Unknown, but variations popularly attributed to Mark Twain.)
Freedom To Read Week 2017
Freedom To Read Week 2017

Find out more: freedomtoread.ca

 

Freedom to Read Week

Freedom To Read Week 2017
Freedom To Read Week 2017

Canada’s Freedom to Read Week is February 26 to March 4, 2017.

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects your freedom to read and many other hard fought liberties that sometimes we take for granted as Canadians. Know your rights and freedoms. Cherish them. Protect them. Exercise them.

Find out more: freedomtoreadweek.ca

World Read Aloud Day

When parents read aloud to their children, they are making a profound contribution to the growth of their kids as readers, listeners and learners. Reading aloud to kids helps to introduce children to the wonders and magic of the world of stories. So many amazing things can happen when parents read to their kids.

Source: School Library Journal
source: School Library Journal

Yet it doesn’t need to stop once kids learn to read to themselves. Indeed, it should never stop.  Adults, teens, people of all ages love being read to and reap the benefits when they get the chance to listen.

World Read Aloud Day is a chance to recognize the power of the joy of reading aloud.  Spread the word!

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Drop Everything and Read

The DEAR Challenge has been issued by the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association, to all the people of this province, to Drop Everything and Read. Join with people from all walks of life around BC to celebrate the value of reading.  While most will stop at 11:oo for 20 Minutes of Silent Reading, stop whenever you can today for some SSR.  At Lord Tweedsmuir we have an SSR period each day from 9:25 to 9:44.   Be sure to take advantage of this valuable time to read something that you enjoy.

dear2016The BCTLA is a Provincial Specialist Association of the BC Teachers’ Federation.

October is ISLM: International School Library Month!

October is International School Library Month.  All over the world, people are recognizing and celebrating the powerful role that school libraries play in education. Come on in to the School Library at LTS, and continue to check back online, for more on our local celebration of International School Library Month!

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World Book Night

April 23 is World Book Night.

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According to WorldBookNight.org:

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books.

It is run by The Reading Agency – the charity with a mission to give everyone an equal chance to become a reader. Because everything changes when we read…

…World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph until they too have discovered the power of reading and the opportunities in life that reading can open the door to.

For more information, visit worldbooknight.org