Books Are Blooming!

It may be raining outside but books are blooming inside our library regardless of the weather.

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I’ve been working away learning all I can about the MEI Elementary library as a practicum student from The University of the Fraser Valley. This was the final product for the Spring display!

-Sydney Peters

Baby Animals!

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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!

 

baby-beaver

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!

 

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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!

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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

SPCA Million Acts of Kindness Challenge / Henrik Sedin Poster

Kids have been asking how they can get their own Henrik Sedin poster…

You can become a member by following the link below.  The SPCA will send you your own copies of their magazine which contains a poster:

 

http://www.spca.bc.ca/news-and-events/publications/bark/bark-magazine-spring-2015.html

Join the SPCA Million Acts of Kindness Challenge @ http://millionacts.ca

Back issues of BARK can be signed out from our Library.

[The Library receives them for free but for students to become a member themselves it costs $15.00.]