Championship Final


Your School Library’s March Madness YA Lit Tournament has reached the final round. 64 books started out with hopes of glory, but now there are only two left standing. Which book will earn the ultimate prize?

It is Anne of Green Gables v The Hate U Give in the Championship Final.

VOTE NOW to decide the Tournament Champion

March Madness: Latest Results

Updates from the March Madness YA Lit Tournament “Round of 32”



The Round of 32 is in the books. The number of voters was down, but that was expected over the March Break. Regardless, the results were still very compelling!

In the Popular YA regional, the higher seeds all advanced. The Perks of Being a Wallflower will move on to face Stargirl, which won a nail biter over Th1rteen R3asons Why. Meanwhile, it will be an all-John Green match-up as both The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska won their 2nd round games.

The Current Issues regional gave us one big upset, as #12 seed The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian shocked #4 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Firekeeper’s Daughter advances, as does The Hate You Give, with a unanimous shutout over If You Could Be Mine. The closest battle saw Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe narrowly squeak by Long Way Down.

There were a few more shutouts in the Classic regional. Both Little Women and Anne of Green Gables crushed their opponents by unanimous decisions. The Book Thief cruised to a comfortable win over The Catcher in the Rye, while The Giver upset that book still found in English classrooms all over North America, The Outsiders.

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Supernatural regional also featured some shutouts. Top seeds Harry Potter and The Hunger Games both earned flawless victories. The Maze Runner handled Divergent, while in an upset unimaginable a decade ago, #6 Percy Jackson defeated #3 Twilight.

Now onto the Sweet Sixteen!

Vote Now: March Madness Round of 32


We really hope that you are enjoying your March Break.

Rest. Relaxation. Recreation. And reading. Lots and lots of reading.

And one more thing: Vote in the Round of 32 in March Madness. There are some great matchups in this round. Your votes are vital.

Go here to VOTE NOW


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe VS Long Way Down
AND 15 other intense match-ups in the Round of 32

March Madness: Opening Round Results

As the 2022 March Madness YA Lit Tournament got underway at your School Library, the dream of 64 competitors was to become March Madness Champions. Instead, suddenly it was all over for half of them. 32 books who were eliminated. Sent packing. Dreams crushed.

Most of the contests were very decisive, and went according to expectations, with the higher seeds advancing to the next round. However, there were a few upsets, and a number of matchups went right down to the wire.

Highlights:

As expected, all the Regional #1 Seeds cruised to victory. Harry Potter, Little Women, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give all advanced, with Angie Thomas’ novel crushing Speak, 97-3. However, that wasn’t the largest margin of victory. That distinction went to #2 seed The Hunger Games, which obliterated Song of the Lioness with a 100-0 shutout.

As one might expect, the 8 v 9 contests were very close. Shadow and Bone just edged past The Marrow Thieves, and If You Could Be Mine squeaked by Dumplin’, both match-ups going to the final buzzer and 51-49 scores. However, those weren’t the only contests to finish 51-49, as All the Bright Places scared #3 If I Was Your Girl before a heartbreaking finish, while #4 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was nearly upset by Dear Martin.

There were a few upsets. with two #10 seeds, Long Way Down and Infernal Devices advancing. The biggest upset of the round was #12 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian shocking #5 You Should See Me in a Crown.


Thanks to everyone who voted. We look forward to seeing how your votes give us some more surprises and tight match-ups in the Round of 32.

Heading into March Break: UPDATES

A few updates and reminders as we head into that wonderful time of year we call March Break!

March Madness

March Madness continues. The “Round of 32” gets underway March 11 and will conclude on March 27. The “Sweet 16” round will start on the day we return to school, March 28. Be sure to vote in each round. Every time you vote, your name goes into the draw for PRIZES! Stay up-to-date with everything that is happening with March Madness by checking back HERE over the break.

March Break Reading

Make sure that you have some good books to read over the Break. Come down to the School Library by the end of today to ensure that you can head into March Break with some good reading material. Staff are reminded that you can also peruse the March Break Library Cart that is making its way around the school.


Students and Staff are also reminded that for those that might not get the chance to come in person to the School Library today, over the March Break you can visit us online, and borrow one of our eBooks or other electronic resources. Find out more here.


St. Patrick’s Day

We will be away on March Break when St. Paddy’s day rolls around on March 17. Remember to wear green that day– and remember that we are celebrating St. Paddy’s Day ALL MONTH LONG in the School Library.

International Women’s Day

IWD was March 8, but just like St. Paddy’s Day, we can’t possibly limit the celebration to 24 hours, so we are also celebrating International Women’s Day ALL MONTH LONG!


Tutorial Time is READING TIME


Read to learn. Read to escape. Read to find out more about something you are interested in. Read to laugh. Read to cry. Read to see life through the eyes of different people in different times and places. Read for the sake of reading.



Tutorial time takes place from 9:24 to 9:57, everyday, across the school. In many classrooms around the building students will take time to get extra help from teachers, or to study for tests, or to read just for the sake of reading!

Come down to the school library to find something good to read. We have something for everybody. Fiction or non-fiction. A wide range of genres. Books for different reading abilities. Old classics and brand-new bestsellers. We have Manga. Sports books. Young Adult fiction. Science fiction. Biography. Graphic novels. Fantasy. And so much more.

The school library is also a great place to read during tutorial time! We have comfy chairs spread around the library, including the super-silent “Zen Den.” You can count on a quiet and comfortable environment to enjoy some reading.

Second Semester

We aren’t even completely done with First Semester, yet here we are, already thinking about Second Semester. That’s just the way it goes in our school system.

We look forward to serving you in the Second Semester of the 2021-2022 School Year.  If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to come check out the School Library and find out what we can do to help you as a student at Lord Tweedsmuir, as a lifelong learner, and as a reader!

Books Delivered to You


Do you know that you can have school library books delivered to you in your classroom?  If you haven’t done it before, it is easy to learn how!


Source: Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0

1. Search for Tweedsmuir Library or use this URL : tweedsmuirlibrary.wordpress.com

2. Click on Catalog

3. Sign in with your School District username and password

4. Use the Catalog (Destiny Classic or Destiny Discover) to search for books

5. When you find a book, click on the title or on the “Details” button

6. Click the “Hold It” button

7. Expect an email to your Surrey Schools email address when the book is ready.

8. IF you don’t use your Surrey Schools email, you will need to use your regular email to contact tweedsmuirlibrary@gmail.com

9. When the book is ready, you can pick it up at the School Library OR you can have it delivered to your morning class.

Go here for a more detailed TEXT step-by-step guide.
Go here for an even more detailed ILLUSTRATED step-by-step guide.

Back to School SAFETY


It’s a week later than we expected, but welcome back to school in 2022! Here are some reminders, and some new information, about some of the safety guidelines in our school as we continue to battle the Covid pandemic.
(source: surreyschools.ca)


Find out more:

Enhanced safety measures: What you need to know as students return to school Jan. 10
source: surreyschools.ca