This week at the School Library


International Games Month @ Your Library takes top billing this week as the School Library hosts over 25 different classes for a celebration of games! Board games, tabletop games, card games, party games and all sorts of games will be happening Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.



On Wednesday the School Library also hosts the district DELF exam for French language students. As such we will be closed to all drop-in students for the entire day on Wednesday.

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.

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

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!

Coming Soon: Freedom to Read Week


February 20-26 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada.

While this is always an important week on the calendar, this year it seems more vital than ever that we understand and celebrate our freedom to read. South of the border books are being banned at an alarming rate. Throughout the world, the freedom of journalists continues to be threatened. As authoritarian and fascist movements rise around the globe, they attack such things as libraries, a free press, and other cornerstones of democracy and human rights.



Look for more to come on this vital topic, as we prepare for Freedom to Read Week.

SafeTeen

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SafeTeen is a powerful program for teens that covers a variety of topics including empowerment, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, self defense, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library.  Grade 10 boys will be attending SafeTeen seminars on December 7, 9 & 10. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all female staff.

SafeTeen

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SafeTeen is a powerful program for teens that covers a variety of topics including empowerment, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, self defense, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library.  Grade 10 boys will be attending SafeTeen seminars on December 7, 9 & 10. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all female staff.

SafeTeen

Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 8.58.52 AM

SafeTeen is a tremendous program that covers a variety of topics including empowerment, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, bullying, self defense, sexual health and more.

Once again we are very pleased to host SafeTeen seminars in the school library.  Grade 9 girls will be attending SafeTeen seminars on November 25, 26 and 29. As such, the room will be closed to all drop-in and study block students, as well as to all male staff.