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Welcome to the 3rd Quarter of the 2020-2021 School Year. We look forward to continuing to serve you in these next weeks, as we support you with your learning both in and out of the classroom. We want to continue to support recreational reading. Book browsing, selection and circulation remain at the top of our priorities. We have much more limited in-person capacity, but we continue to offer many online services. Either way, please be sure to make use of of the School Library.
Here are a few reminders about some of the policies and procedures that have changed in the School Library this year, as adaptations for dealing with Covid-19.
- All visitors to the School Library must wear masks and sanitize hands upon entering. (It is highly recommended you do so again when leaving.)
- No food or drink allowed in School Library.
- We have a new system for placing HOLDS and optional DELIVERY. Go here for more information.
- Students who visit the library during class hours must either have a teacher’s note or (preferred) come at a time previously booked by the classroom teacher.
- We have a limited capacity for students to visit us outside of their class hours: 7:50 to 8:35 and 2:05 to 2:45.
If you have any questions about COVID-19 protocols, or questons about how we can best serve you, please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holiday Season has begun. Known by many names such as the Festive Season or the Holidays, this wonderful time of year traditionally begins with American Thanksgiving and continues into December and the New Year. This year, perhaps more than most in recent memory, the Holidays are a welcome escape and temporary respite from the problems and issues of our day.
Yet the reality of the pandemic remains. As hard as it will be to adjust our long held traditions of seasonal gatherings with family, friends and neighbours, we need to do so. Please find ways to celebrate the season that will help us all, together, to fight the spread of Covid. Please follow all the guidelines that restrict the nature and scope of social gatherings. Maintain social distancing. Wear your mask. Let’s work to keep our most vulnerable family, friends and neighbours as safe as possible during this Holiday Season.
Look soon for our “Holidays and Holy Days” display of books and other library materials related to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule and the various feasts and festivals of this otherwise dark and cold time of year.
Masks must be worn covering both nose and mouth in all common areas of the school. This includes hallways and washrooms.
Give each other space.
Eat and drink from a seated position so you are not moving through common spaces with your mask down and give each other space while eating.
Here is a very timely reminder about the importance of wearing a mask to help fight the Covid pandemic.
If Buck can wear a mask, so can you. Be sure to wear your mask in the School Library, around the halls and other common spaces in the school, and whenever you are out in public. Together we will fight this pandemic.
Find out more about Buck the Library Duck.
Visit his blog: buckthelibraryduck.wordpress.com
The physical space may be locked up for now, but your School Library is still open. Please be sure to check out the various links to the virtual world of the library and your Teacher Librarian, Mr. Sexton.
As you make your adjustment to remote learning, remember that along with your classroom teachers, you have many other people and resources available to help you with this new experiment in education.
Contact Mr Sexton if you have any questions or need any help with navigating the virtual library.