Wishing everyone a fun & safe summer!

Keep reading and see you in September ;)

Kindest regards,

Mrs. Bond & Mrs. Morena

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sending out a BIG THANK YOU to the Gil Family (Milana Gr. 6 and Matteo Gr.5) for the AMAZING books donated to our library today!!

Your generosity is greatly appreciated :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sending out a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the Pagliaro Family (Chloe Gr. K and Cole Gr. 2) for the WONDERFUL basket of beautiful books donated to our Library today!!!

Your generosity is greatly appreciated :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

To THANK our Library monitors who helped shelve books during the year...we are going BOWLING today at Rev's!!


*** Take a look in our Photo Gallery at the fun bowling pics ***

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Take a SNEEK PEEK in our Photo Gallery at the 50 wonderful


catalogued for you to check out

for "Back to School" in September!!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

April 2017

A BIG THANK YOU to our Grade 5 & 6 Library Monitors

 who help us shelve books every week!

Monday, January 9, 2017

1. Smile (by Raina Telgemeier)

2. Guinness World Records, 2006 [by editor: Craig Glenday]

3. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (by Rachel Russell)

4. Guinness World Records, 2016 [by editor: Craig Glenday]

5. Race the World! (by Ace Landers)

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (by Jeff Kinney)

7. Totally Talented Pets (by Cecile Skies)

8. Where's Waldo? (by Martin Handford)

9. Barbie: Fabulous Fairy Tales (by Barbie Collection)

10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (by Jeff Kinney)

Have YOU read any of our Top 10 Books this year?  

Monday, January 2, 2017

WOW! Did you know...

There were over 500 books catalogued for our library in 2016!!

We are fortunate to have an amazing selection of books added to our library EVERY year :)



Our Lady of Sorrows School Library is an inviting and positive place for students to come and develop a love of reading, as well as develop skills for identifying, locating and evaluating varied informational sources.

Through a collaborative effort between the teacher-librarian and the classroom teachers, an effective school library program has been created to promote avid readers and information literate citizens.

The program provides instruction in the areas of curriculum support, information literacy and literature appreciation.



Mrs. Bond (Teacher Librarian/Resources)

* To promote reading - "reading for enjoyment" and "reading for information", thus increasing the students' success in all subject areas.

* To ensure that students and staff are effective users of information and ideas.

* To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.

* To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and to assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.



Mrs. Morena (Library Technician) works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

* Catalogue and code new books (400 yearly averages)

* Prepare books for circulation

* Reserve, circulate, renew and discharge (weed) books and other materials

* Provide assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping complete special projects

* Answer routine reference inquiries

* Guide patrons in finding and using library resources, including reference materials and computer use

* Train student library monitors and supervise their work

* Sort books, publications and other items according to procedure and return them to shelves or storage areas

* Deliver and retrieve items throughtout the library and school (classrooms) by hand or using pushcart

* Take action to halt disruption of library activities by problem patrons

* Organize and maintain records relating to circulation and library material/equipment

* Issue identification cards (Library cards) to borrowers and enter and update patrons' records

* Send out OVERDUE library book NOTICES

* WEBSITE: Design, customize, update and maintain Library & School web pages and Update Databases (Library web page, Edit School front page website, Teachers' webpages (upon request), Photo Gallery

* Circulation reports and Year-End Library book INVENTORY

* TAKE PHOTOS of New Library books, Library Display Boards, student Library activities and Special School events for the Library and School Website

* Prepare books for binding (tape edges to prolong life of books)/ Repair damaged books

* Design posters and Library Bulletin boards and special displays to promote Library programs

* Prepare "Gift Board Certificates" for students in Grades K-7 for their "Personal Success Awards" on selected school work (presented every 2 months)

* Early Morning "Outdoor" Supervision duties (Mondays & Fridays)


"The Library is more than just books;

It is a place where meaningful experiences can foster the love of literature and learning".

For this reason, various school-wide events and activities throughout the year help to achieve this:

*Book Fair

*Character Dress-up Day

*Classroom Door Decorating Contest

*Family Literacy Day

*Readers Are Leaders

*"Read, Write and Roar" (BC Lions with LEO the Lion)

*Author Visits (Brandee Buble in 2015 & 2016 and Eric Wilson on April 28, 2017)


We sincerely look forward to working with your children again this year and watch them grow as readers!

If you have any questions, please contact us at the school.


Kindest regards,

Mrs. Bond & Mrs. Morena