The Importance of School Libraries

"... dozens of library impact studies since the mid-1990s have shown that effective school libraries increase student achievement in a variety of ways, such as in reading and on standardized tests ..." ~ Advocacy and the 21st Century Librarian: Challenges and Best Practices, American Library Association (ALA) Before moving to a small city in Eastern... Continue Reading →

Be an Anti-Virus Hero!

"Some people wear masks,in public you might see.It’s to stop the virus,from jumping to you and me. When the virus is about,listen to what the doctors say.They might say to social distance,to keep the virus away." ~~ Vicki Schofield, Anti-Virus Heroes We are living in extraordinary times. COVID-19 has utterly disrupted every aspect of our... Continue Reading →

7 Tips To Help Reluctant Readers

"If we teach a child to read but fail to develop a desire to read, we will have created a skilled non-reader, a literate illiterate. And no high test score will ever undo that damage.”  ~Kylene Beers, Literacy Specialist (First published in Kingston Neighbours magazines, September 2020) Back-to-school time is finally here. And while many... Continue Reading →

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