Library

 

Check It Out!

Our circulation system enables us to search the Library collection from home. We will be reviewing navigation of the Library system with our students this fall and, once we are settled in, I will be happy to show parents how to access it from home as well.

Access the Library online here!

 

Schedule:

The Library is open for part of every day at McCammon.  K-2 classes have a scheduled Library block once a week, but are welcome to use the Open Book Exchanges as well at the discretion of their teachers. 

Open Book Exchange is every morning from 8:15 - 8:30 (after teachers have taken attendance) and 12:25 - 12:55 every afternoon except Wednesdays.  Students can access the Library at this time with a Library pass supplied by their classroom teacher.  

As well, Mrs. Kushniryk is in the Library every day after school for quick exchanges if bussing is not an issue.

Preschool Story Times:

  • Drop-in Story Times are designed for 3 to 5 year olds.  Younger children are welcome if you check with  Mrs. Kushniryk ahead of time.

  • Our fall schedule ends Friday, Dec. 1 at 10:45am. A full schedule for the winter session will be posted outside the Library, at Strong Start and in the attachments below soon.

Hot Stuff! 

 

BIG BIG NEWS:  Coles Chilliwack adopted McCammon for their 2017 Adopt-a-school fall fundraiser.  It was an amazing success in both the fundraising side and in the "Heart Mr. Corbett's story" campaign.  His story was the MOST loved in BC and won the draw so our Library got and extra $2500!!  Some of the newest, hottest books have been purchased and are already circulating.  More are on order -- it's like Christmas every day!

So many books!  We try bring in new titles regularly and try to keep up with all the popular series.  If your child has been hooked by a particular book, encourage them to let Mrs. Kushniryk know so she can look for copies, sequels and similar titles.  Some of our most popular books are part of the "Branches" set of series.  These are great novels for kids ready to transition to chapter books.  Dragon Masters, Owl Diaries, Eerie Elementary are three examples of the different series.

 

Home Reading:

Super Reader continues through the Christmas holidays.  Reading any day of the week counts, including weekends so keep ticking those boxes onthe record sheets.  Our first 100 Night Recognition assembly will be Monday, January 29.  We will recognize all of the students who have read 100 nights by mid-January at that assembly.  Another one will be held later in the Spring to catch up for kids who reach 100 nights after this time.

If you have any questions about how it works, please feel free to pop by the Library or send me an email.  The Kiwanis Club is offering another FREE hot dog lunch is we meet our goals.  More information will be coming.....in the meantime, READ, READ, READ!

 The single greatest indicator of school success is regular reading practice at home.  Whether students are reading to themselves or someone else, or being read to – it all makes a positive difference. 

Reading Link Challenge

We are again partnering with FVRL to present the Reading Link Challenge for grade 4 & 5 students.  We have 2 copies of each of the titles on our Library Reserve shelf.  More copiea are avaialbe to borrow from FVRL as well.  This year's titles are:

Masterpiece (Broach), The Mask That Sang (Currie),

Fish in a Tree (Hunt), After Peaches (Mulder),

The Incredible Twisting Arm (Egan), Phineas L. MacGuire... Erupts! (Dowel)

 

 Parent Library Shelf: 

Parents can become patrons of our Library and sign out books as well.  Our parent Library shelf includes books on a variety of subjects including homework help, discipline, health education, substance abuse prevention and getting your kids to do more chores with less arguments.  Come in and check it out!

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