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 CAPP hours. For more information, check out surreylibraries.ca. You can download an application form there. You can also contact the Youth Services Librarian at the Cloverdale Library to ask questions, and to apply.
Anti-Apartheid and Black Consciousness leader Stephen Biko died on this day in 1977. He was killed by South African police who tortured and beat him while he was in custody. His story, told in the book Biko, and the film “Cry Freedom,” helped to expose the brutality of the Apartheid regime to the world.
Learn more about Stephen Biko.
We are currently in the midst of big changes at the school library, both in the physical space and online. Please bear with us as we work on it!
Once again the Panther Den invites you to be a part of the Library Team. We are looking for responsible, diligent students to work as library monitors at lunch, before school and after school. Earn service hours, get first crack at new books and enjoy the privilege of serving your school in an important way.
Sustained Silent Reading is on! Take advantage by making sure that you have a good book in your hands. Come down to the Panther Den as we would love to help make that happen!
International Literacy Day, traditionally observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. According the the UN, “Education brings sustainability to all the development goals, and literacy is the foundation of all learning. It provides individuals with the skills to understand the world and shape it, to participate in democratic processes and have a voice, and also to strengthen their cultural identity.”
For more information on International Literacy Day, click here
We are a mess right now! That is because we are making changes to the place. Please bear with us as we work hard to make the school library better for you!
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year feast and celebration. The Jewish Calendar is a lunar calendar, therefor the dates of Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish holidays will vary according to the Gregorian Calendar (the standard calendar used in most of the world for politics, business and daily life.) In 2013 Rosh Hashanah begins at Sundown on September 4. In 2014 is will begin on September 25.