Halloween Resource Roundup

By |2019-05-23T14:41:58-04:00October 13th, 2017|Blog Posts, Books|

Just a really quick roundup for Halloween in the High School Library and some for Elementary too! From Teen Services Underground: · A list of spooky/horror titles: https://www.teenservicesunderground.com/our-favorite-spookyhorror-book-2017/ These titles might look good in a display! · Halloween Movies that Teens love: https://goo.gl/ucpmQV From Pinterest: · Halloween displays: https://goo.gl/DAWJ1Z · Halloween activities: https://goo.gl/a9BDtV · Haunted

Library Acquisition Guides from LO and QRC

By |2017-09-25T13:48:27-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Blog Posts, Books, Quebec Ministry of Education, School Libraries|

Are you looking for guides to help you with acquisitions for your school library in either English or French? A good French guide was created by the team at Livres ouverts and was adapted into English by Quebec Reading Connections. You can access them at the links below. Livres ouverts : Des achats de livres éclairés

Québec Reading Connection Workshops 2017-2018

By |2017-09-21T15:08:09-04:00September 21st, 2017|Blog Posts, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, Quebec Ministry of Education, School Libraries|

Hello Quebec school librarians, As you may know, there are a group of people tirelessly working at the MEES on the Québec Reading Connection to help "to further the development of language learning, cultural awareness and the love of reading in children and young people." In the interests of achieving that goal, they are offering a

We Do Indeed Need Diverse Books: Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day all year long!

By |2019-05-28T09:15:02-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog Posts, Books, teens|

There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting. · www.weneeddiversebooks.org their website offers great resources, my favourite

Writability: Diverse Books Resource List 2016

By |2016-12-09T11:30:29-05:00December 6th, 2016|Blog Posts, teens|

  I came across an early Christmas gift from writability for those of us on the lookout for resources on diverse YA books. In a recent blog post, writability offered a comprehensive list of links to lists of diverse books organized by themes. Enjoy and share if you also have favourites. http://avajae.blogspot.ca/2016/12/diverse-books-resource-list-2016.html   Suzanne Nesbitt

All things Halloween

By |2016-11-07T10:57:32-05:00September 21st, 2016|Blog Posts|

That marvelous day of fright and delight is soon to be upon us. There are numerous ways of tying in libraries, reading and goblins, and I am certain you have thought of a few. I came across programs that are tied specifically to reading. Sometimes it takes just a few well-chosen lines to create a

New QSLiN Film: Quebec Principals on the Importance of School Libraries

By |2016-11-07T10:57:36-05:00April 28th, 2016|Blog Posts, School Libraries, Videos|

The QSLiN team has been filming great features of school libraries in Quebec for close to two years.  Over time, members of the team have spoken with principals who are very eloquent in expressing the importance of the libraries in their schools to students, teachers, and to all in the learning community. Some of these

School Libraries and Classroom Libraries: Working Together…Digital Badges Too!

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00January 15th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Digital Badges, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, School Libraries|

This film, created by Claire Baillargeon (bibliothecaire, CS de la Capitale), demonstrates how school libraries and classroom libraries can work in conjunction with one another to encourage the use of literature in classroom activities and foster a love of reading in students.  A variety of activities as well as a demonstration of how a school library can

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