May is Asian Heritage Month


Join us in your School Library as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May. Canada is a country filled with people who have backgrounds and heritage from all over the globe, including the vast landmass we call Asia. Canada has a long history of immigrants coming from such places as China, India, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and the many other nations of Asia, including places in the west of the continent such as Syria, Iraq, Georgia, Israel and Palestine. Be sure to visit us, both in person and online, to find out more.

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the day that Jews around the world remember the six million who perished in the Holocaust.  In Israel it is a national day of observance known officially as Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah, in English “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.” In addition to remembrance of the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, the day is also used to celebrate acts of resistance and heroism on the part of survivors and allies.

This year Yom HaShoah begins on the evening of April 27 and continues until sundown on April 28.

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Find out more about the Holocaust, the systematic mass-murder of more than 6 million Jews, and other groups, targeted by the Nazis and their allies:

And the Champion is…


Anne of Green Gables is your School Library’s 2022 Y.A. Lit Tournament Champion!

The Championship Final was another extremely close match-up that went right down to the final votes. Fans of The Hate U Give gave all the love they had for that powerful novel, but in the end the Canadian classic from Lucy Maud Montgomery took the victory, the crown, the trophy, the belt, and the everlasting glory that comes from winning the very first Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library Young Adult Literature Tournament Championship!

Congratulations to all the fans of the Canadian classic. More importantly, a huge thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the tournament by casting your ballots.

Anne of Green Gables may take home the silverware, but the real winner today is you, the READER! When you can, take some time to revisit some of the 64 nominated titles from this wonderful tournament.

The PRIZE DRAW will take place on Monday, April 11, so check back then.

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

Final Four

We are down to the Final Four. 64 YA and Teen Novels have battled it out and now there are only 4 left standing. John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars takes on The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. Meanwhile, the Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, takes on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. 

The Elite Eight promised some compelling and hard fought contests, although several matchups weren’t as close as anticipated. Harry Potter was dominant in a win over The Hunger Games, as was The Hate U Give as it rolled over Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. The victory was a bit harder to come by for Anne of Green Gables as it defeated The Book Thief. Meanwhile, the one nail biter of the round saw The Fault in Our Stars eke out a last second win over The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Semi-Final voting runs April 5th and 6th, closing afterschool Wednesday. Voting in the Championship Final will run April 7th and 8th.

Go here to VOTE NOW