Thank you to everyone who helped support our Library Improvement Plan! Be sure to stop by the library to see the “new look” and all the recent acquisitions!
The fundraiser is now over. Thank you!
Why are we Fundraising? Is it really necessary?
Unfortunately, it is necessary to fundraise for our school library. School libraries in Ontario receive very little funding from the School Board or Province. In order to stay up-to-date with books, resources, and technology, we are in great need of financial help from our school community.
Our Council envisions a library that encourages literacy in a variety of media: Print, Audio/Visual, Digital. Evidence suggests that children learn in different ways. This is best achieved by having a choice of physical books, graphic novels, digital media (audio books, apps, websites).
A School Library thrives when it is a “flexible visual and virtual space” where students can feel free to explore resources and engage with technology.
We would like to raise money for:
- Updated versions of resource materials
- Greater variety of books
- Renewal of technology
- Furniture and better use of library space
Articles on School Libraries
- School Libraries & Information Literacy Report 2011: http://www.peopleforeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/School-Libraries-2011.pdf
- Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA)
- Re-imagine Lakeshore | Canadian Education Association (CEA)
- School Libraries and Student Achievement in Ontario: https://www.accessola.org/web/Documents/OLA/Divisions/OSLA/SchoolLibrariesStudentAchievementOntario.pdf
- National Reading Campaign Fact Sheet http://www.nationalreadingcampaign.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ReadingFacts1.pdf
- Ontario Wants More Canadian Books In Schools http://www.guelphmercury.com/whatson-story/6775123-ontario-wants-more-canadian-books-in-schools/
- School Library Related Links on a B.C. teacher’s federation site https://www.bctf.ca/IssuesInEducation.aspx?id=13266
Videos about School Libraries
A huge thank you to everyone who contributes to this project, whether it is with behind-the-scenes planning, using our Indigo FlipGive fundraiser, donating funds, corporate sponsoring, or purchasing a book from our library “wishing tree”.