Leaf through a good book!

Leaf through a good book bulletin board

Did you know that many of our Library books once had a home with a student?

Some books are read and enjoyed at home and then get donated to our Library!

Do you have any books you are finished reading that are wholesome, in good or excellent condition and might be enjoyed by others?

You can DONATE them to the Library!

When donated items arrive, our Library staff assesses the donated books for use.  According to our assessments, many become part of our collection, some go on to other countries (often in the spring on MEI missions trips), some are sold at our used book sale and some go to MCC.

The Library also accepts DVDs for the collection and stickers for bookmarks and prizes.

Thank you to the many, many families that have donated books to the Library over the years.

Books really are a gift that keeps on giving.  They are loved, appreciated and enjoyed by our students.



October in the Library

What are you reading for October?

OLAF Books to crow about

In the Library this month, you’ll find books about harvest, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, apples, being generous and thankfulness.

Survival stories for kids sign


Survival stories for kids

For our grade 4 and 5’s: don’t forget to check out books from our “Survival Stories for Kids” display.  The Scholastic series (http://www.scholastic.ca/) “I Survived” has been very popular, and … if you like those, there are many other survival and adventure stories to choose from!

Mystery Series CartOctober is also a great month to check out a mystery book!  What are mystery books?  “The mystery genre is a type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes. It can take the form of a novel or short story. This genre may also be called detective or crime novels.”


Some popular mystery series are:

  • Encyclopedia Brown
  • The Hardy Boys
  • Nancy Drew
  • Mandie
  • Elizabeth Gail
  • The Boxcar Children
  • Tom and Liz Austen Mysteries
  • Cam Jansen
  • and many others
Thanksgiving window display

 See you soon!



DEAR 2014

WHO? You, your friends, family members, colleagues, classmates, coworkers…
WHERE? Wherever you are: classroom, hallways, office…
WHEN? Monday, October 27, 2014; 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
HOW? Stop whatever it is that you are doing and…just read!
WHY? Because the love of reading is a beautiful, valuable, lifelong habit that everyone should enjoy, every day.



New York Public Library’s List of 100 Great Children’s Books 2013

Click on the link to find out NYPL’s latest list for top 100 kids books!


News release here:


Picture of the Day October. NYPL Art and Architecture Collection.

One of 700,000 pictures in the NYPL Digital Gallery1543256 October 1887 1922 NYPL collection