Fall has Arrived!

It may not feel like it outside today, but Fall has definitely arrived
– at least in the Library!
It’s hard to believe that it is almost October already! The start of the school year has flown by.


With the weather growing cooler and the nights getting longer,
it is the perfect time to curl up with one of our “unbeLEAFable” books!


Enjoy following clues and solving puzzles?
Take out one of our many mystery novels!!
How does it end? It’s a mystery!
See if you can solve it first!

Fall books and fall colours are out all around the library – lots of great reads to choose from.
Come and visit us soon!



New Library Staff

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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!

Congratulations to our Reading Record Prize Winners!


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)

Last Book Exchange this week!

Wow! This week is our final book exchange for the school year!

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!

June 2016 Library Calendar

Baby Animals!



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?


baby caribou

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!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFox 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!


Lynx_kittenLynx Kitten: The lynx can be found all across Canada and live many different climates such as forests and snowy tundra. A fun fact about lynxes is that they can live for over 20 years!


polar bear

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.


baby raccoon

Racoon Kit: These mischievous baby animals thrive in western and eastern Canada. One little known fact about racoons is that they love swimming!

baby deer

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!

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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