Banned Books Week

bannedbooks2016September 25 to October 1st is Banned Books Week in the United States. We in Canada can join with our neighbours in celebrating the freedom to read and acknowledging the ongoing struggle against censorship and other forces that attack our freedom.

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International Day of Peace


Celebrate it. Dream of it. Work for it. Enjoy it. Promote it. Demand it. Model it. Protest for it.

In 1981 the United Nations established the International Day of Peace. In 2002  the UN declared September 21 to be the permanent day “Peace Day.”

For more information, check out the official site. And come down to your school library to check out some of our resources on peace, including champions of peace, peace education and more.

Reading Buddies

The Reading Buddies program at the Surrey Public Library is looking for volunteer reading buddies. Reading Buddies is a great volunteer opportunity where you can develop your mentorship skills. Being a “big buddy” is a rewarding experience, and counts towards service hours. For more information, check out  You can download an application form. You can also contact the Youth Services Librarian at the Cloverdale Library to ask questions, and to apply.

Visit your Public Library

The LTS School Library is proud to work in partnership with Surrey Libraries, your local public library system. You have a wonderful branch right here in the community with the Cloverdale Branch. If you haven’t already been there, you need to check out the amazing central branch facility at City Centre. You also have access to all nine branches of Surrey Libraries.

As a high school student, you will find all sorts of programs designed with your age group in mind at Teen Central.

Visit Surrey Libraries, in person, or online.  Take advantage of the myriad services and programs that are available, FREE, to you!

Surrey Teens Read

The Surrey Teens Read Nominees for 2016-20017 are here for you to borrow and read!  We have multiple copies, so you and your friends can read the same title at the same time and compare your thoughts.  Read at least three of the ten nominees and you can vote for the Book of the Year!  Come down to the School Library to see our display. Find out more at



International Literacy Day

ild2016September 8, 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day as declared by UNESCO and the United Nations.

The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.  (Source: UNESCO)

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