International School Library Month

As October draws to a close, so does International School Library Month and Canadian Library Month.  We hope you learned something about the vital role that libraries play in our country, and that school libraries play in education around the globe. Most importantly, we hope you were able to celebrate the wonderful gift of libraries by visiting some, including your local public library, and especially, your school library.

Come down to see us in person, or visit online– even though October is ending, you can make use of your school library all year long.

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Drop Everything and Read

Today you have been challenged by the BCTF and BCTLA to Drop Everything and Read!   The DEAR Challenge is issued every year for BC School Library Day, in conjunction with Canadian Library Month and International School Library Month.

Every person in British Columbia, including every student and every teacher, is challenged to drop everything else and read a book.  Read for pleasure. Read for entertainment. Read for knowledge. Read for escape. Read for experiencing other places, other times, other lives. Read for the joy of it.

There are so many reasons to read.

Drop Everything and Read!

Library Themed Links

In keeping with the continuing celebration of all things library during International School Library Month and Canadian Library Month, here are some links to some interesting library themed content. Enjoy!

source: Neville Johnson / Mental Floss

October is International School Library Month
and Canadian Library Month.

Why read for pleasure?

Why read for pleasure?

Reason #1: Pleasure

source: iamse7en

There are countless reasons why people read.  And there are countless ways that reading for pleasure can bring you pleasure.

People read to be entertained.

People read to escape.

People read to be pulled into a story.

People read to laugh.

People read to cry.

People read to be scared.

People read to be amazed.

People read to experience other times.

People read to experience other places.

People read to share in the experiences of other people.

People read to learn something.

People read to relax.

People read to get motivated.

People read to be inspired.

People read to be thrilled.

People read to understand.

People read to be challenged.

People read to be reassured.

People read to see something new.

People read to see something familiar.

People read for so many reasons.

People read and they don’t know why, they just like it.


Visit your school library to find a book to read for pleasure–  that is the #1 reason we are here!


October is International School Library Month
and Canadian Library Month.

 

Election Day

Canadians go to the polls today to to elect our federal government. Voting is just one aspect of the democratic system, but it is a vital one. Canadians must cherish the right to vote, and must accept the serious responsibility to vote. It is the responsibility of each citizen in a democracy to get informed, think critically, and exercise the right to vote.

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Our students are too young to vote now, but they will be eligible for the elections of the near future. And yet even without voting, our students are participants in the democratic system. High school is important for many different reasons. None is more important that preparing our kids to take on the responsibilities of democratic citizenship.  We want our kids to be Canadians that exercise, celebrate, and protect their rights as citizens in a democracy.

Libraries, including Public Libraries and School Libraries, can play a vital part in the equipping of our students for democratic citizenship.  Canadians must have access to reliable sources of information. Just as importantly, Canadians must be information literate. They must have the tools to be able to recognize unreliable sources, including disinformation, fake news, propaganda, etc.  They must be able to have confidence in recognizing and using reliable information to think critically and to make educated decisions about the issues facing our country, our cities, our neighbourhoods, and our world.


October is International School Library Month
and Canadian Library Month.

Invest in Libraries

“The conservative, careful and fiscally responsible path to improving literacy is by investing in libraries and librarians.”

–Stephen Krashen

October is International School Library Month
and Canadian Library Month.

 

 

ISLM: More Books about Libraries

Join with us in celebrating International School Library Month. Come down to the School Library to check out our display of FICTION books about libraries.

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ISLM: Books about Libraries

Join with us in celebrating International School Library Month. Come down to the School Library to check out our display of non-fiction books about libraries.

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International School Library Month AND Canadian Library Month

Celebrate the vital role that school libraries play in education around the world.

 

 

Celebrate the vital role that libraries of all sorts play in Canadian society.

source: librarianship.ca

 

International School Library Month

October is International School Library Month! Join with people around the globe in recognizing the vital role that school libraries play in education, celebrating the amazing joy and power that school libraries can bring to students.

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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