Melvil Dewey

source: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

The father of the Dewey Decimal System was born on this day in 1851. To learn more about the life of this influential librarian, reformer and educator, click here.

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Andrew Carnegie

On this day in 1835, Andrew Carnegie was born. He would go on to become the “richest man in the world.” A controversial figure, many criticize the manner in which he amassed his wealth. However, he is also one of the most prolific philanthropists in history, having given away more than $350 million in his lifetime. He is best known for the establishment of more than 2500 public libraries throughout the world. The millions he gave away in his lifetime continues to do good work right up to the present, accounting for billions of dollars of philanthropy.

Carnegie Centre, Vancouver
source: Wikimedia Commons / CC J.Mabel

Thanks! Thanks to our volunteers and other members of the Library Team

IMG_0107[1]Thanks to our volunteers and other members of the Library Team.  You serve the staff and students of the school in a vital way.  We appreciate it very much!

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On Wednesday the library shut down for lunch so the volunteers could attend the Volunteer Lunch & Christmas Party Extravaganza! We had festive gathering with a ton of tasty treats (Thanks to everyone who brought some, especially those who baked them themselves!) 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone on the Library Team.

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Andrew Carnegie

On this day in 1835, Andrew Carnegie was born. He would go on to become the “richest man in the world.” A controversial figure, many criticize the manner in which he amassed his wealth. However, he is also one of the most prolific philanthropists in history, having given away more than $350 million in his lifetime. He is best known for the establishment of more than 2500 public libraries throughout the world. The millions he gave away in his lifetime continues to do good work right up to the present, accounting for billions of dollars of philanthropy.

Carnegie Centre, Vancouver
source: Wikimedia Commons / CC J.Mabel

October is OUR month!

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Canadian Library Month 2013

ISLMonthLargeOctober is International School Library Month and Canadian Library Month.  October 28 is National School Library Day and the day for the DEAR Challenge: Drop Everything and Read.

Check out the following for more info:

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