Welcome Back to School!
We can’t wait to see you in the Library!
This Week in the Library:
Textbook Sign out and Orientation
I am so excited to say a big “Hello!” and “Nice to meet you!” to the MEI students, families and staff!
My name is Mrs. Katie Veldhoen, and I am the new Library Technician at MEI Elementary. I am thrilled to be here and feeling so blessed to be able to join the amazing staff at MEI.
I can’t wait to meet everyone and share my love of books and all things library with you. September is almost here! See you soon!
This year we had 150 submissions of reading records handed in to the Library. In this reading record program, students filled out lists of books that they had read in different themes. Each submission qualified them to enter the draw for prizes at the end of the school year.
Today we held a draw for 2 grand prizes of $10.00 gift cards for the House of James and a whopping 20 free gelato coupons!
Congratulations to all the students who participated in our reading record program! We are so proud of each one of you.
Many thanks go to the House of James for their generous support of the program.
(4 prize winners not pictured)
Students will be asked to return all their library materials by June 3.
Only students with cleared library accounts will get their yearbooks.
If you are not sure what is outstanding (overdue books or fines), please contact the Library
If items are lost, please pay for them to clear your account and when the materials turn up, you will be issued a refund.
Stay tuned for information about the local summer reading clubs!
SPRINGTIME is here
Flowers are blooming, the sun is finally shining and the end of the school year is fast approaching. One exciting thing to look for in spring, is the birth of many baby animals! From puppies, to kittens, to ducklings and even baby fawns, this season is the time of year when baby animals begin to explore the world. Make sure to click on the pictures, they will take you to the Canadian Geographic webpage where you can find out more about these animals.
We are lucky to live in Canada where there are many different types of animals. I wanted to share with you some of my favourite baby animals that can be found across the country!
Beaver Kit: Beavers are important because they’re the national animal of Canada. Did you know that beavers are a type of rodent?
Caribou Fawn: Baby caribou live up north in the arctic where it’s cold and snowy. A fun fact about caribou is that they are related to reindeer!
Fox Cub: These bushy-tailed babies are found throughout Canada; from at-home in Abbotsford all the way to PEI! A fun fact about foxes it that can come in many different colours such as brown, black, red, white and even silver!
Polar Bear Cubs: Baby polar bears live in the very far north of Canada in an area called the Arctic Circle. A fun fact about polar bears is that their fur lets them camouflage in the harsh environment! There are almost 15,000 polar bears living in Canada.
Porcupette: Did you know that a baby porcupine is called a Porcupette? Porcupines live almost everywhere in Canada. A fun fact about porcupines is that they have around 30,000 hollow and pointy quills across their body.
Racoon Kit: These mischievous baby animals thrive in western and eastern Canada. One little known fact about racoons is that they love swimming!
White-Tailed Deer Fawn: The White-tailed deer is the most common type of deer found in Canada. It can be found in every province, from BC to Nova Scotia and Nunavut. One fun fact about deer is that they can jump the height of a school bus!
Wolf Cub: Baby wolves look like a lot like puppies, but don’t be fooled, these cuddly creatures are wild animals that live in almost every region of Canada.
Make sure to check out the baby animals display in the library! There is a large selection of baby animal books for you to learn more about these cute critters.
Finally, I would like to thank Jennifer and MEI Elementary for inviting me to complete my university practicum in the library. I have had a wonderful experience at your school, learned a great many things and met a lot of wonderful people.
– Guest Blogger Jessica Logan
Hope you get to do lots of reading over the holidays! Be sure to keep your books in a safe place so that they are ready to trade in for fresh ones in January!
Ready to enjoy Christmas books over the holidays?
Make sure you’re up to date at the Library!
If you have overdue books, make sure they’re returned before Friday, December 18
If you have fines to pay, be sure to get that taken care of before you leave Friday for the Christmas vacation.
Not sure if you have anything outstanding on your name? Ask the Library Staff. (Click on the “Hello, Ask the Librarian” icon on this blog, or call or visit!)
*And don’t forget to save your Christmas cards to donate to the Library in January for bookmarks! We accept Birthday/other occasion ones as well!