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LIBRARY HOURS FALL 2020

A more detailed, visual library schedule is posted on the library front door.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30-3:00

8:30-9:30 Student Drop-in access (max 15)

9:35-11:55 Learning Cohort Access

(Student Drop-in by request)

11:55-12:40 Student Drop-in  (max 15)

1:10-3:00 Learning Cohort Access

(Student Drop-in by request)

Overdue Items

“Everything comes to him who waits but a loaned book.” – Frank McKinnney Hubbard

Please help us get our books returned or renewed!

The loan period for students is 3 weeks. We’re happy to renew books because most reading assignments go beyond this length of time. Please make a note in your online calendar/mobile device to note the due date.

All items must be in good standing if a student wants to take out another resource.

Weekly Reminders: A digital overdue notice will be sent out to your family email to remind you when your library resources are overdue. Once the overdue resource is returned or paid for, the student regains borrowing privileges

At report card time: An invoice will go to our Business Administrator. Books or payments MUST then be cleared with the office.

100 Canadian YA Novels to Make You Proud

TLs and YOU

2019-02-17 13.49.18

WELCOME GRADE EIGHTS

Volunteer Opportunities at the NVDPL

Volunteering Opportunities & Book Clubs at NVDPL

Are you looking for opportunities to get involved in your community this fall? The North Vancouver District Public Library has several different volunteer roles and book clubs that you can learn more about in the video below. 

  • Teen Writing Group: Thursdays September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10,  from 6:00-7:15pm
  • Advanced Reader Copy Book Club: Thursdays October 1, November 5, December 3 from 4:00-5:00pm
  • Teen Advisory Group: Wednesday, September 30, October 28, November 25 from 6:00-7:00pm
  • Antiracism Book Club: Thursday, October 22 and Wednesday November 18 from 6:00-7:00pm
  • Homework Help: ongoing! Email Jessie for dates.
  • Book Buddies: ongoing! Email Jessie for dates.

If you have any questions, contact Jessie Hawkes, the Teen Engagement Librarian. You can get more details and sign up for any of these programs online at nvdpl.ca, or by emailing Jessie.

These are great (and fun!) opportunities to meet other teens and give back to the community as a volunteer!

Teacher Librarian

Lisa Ottenbreit's picture
Lisa Ottenbreit
Contact:
Windsor Secondary
931 Broadview Drive
North Vancouver, BC
V7H 2E9

Exploring Racism

EXPLORING RACISM

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police officer Derick Chauvin. Floyd was arrested for using a forged $20.00 bill, which later proved to be false. Officer Derick Chauvin pressed his knee on the right side of Floyd's neck for 8:46 minutes, while Floyd begged for his life. How to talk about something so traumatic?  For everyone, there may be huge emotions-grief, rage, disgust. It’s essential to acknowledge and hold space for that. Patience and presence here is very important. Listening and learning to the voices who strive to be heard is an important part of the healing and improving.

Please click on the Exploring Racism link above to learn and listen more; use your school login to enter the site.

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism: A Starter Booklist - from Library Journal

The ...1 titles, a mix of history, social science, and memoir, offer facts and reflections on systemic racial injustice as well as ways to channel feeling into action.

Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages

A Project by the Augusta Baker Chair | Dr. Nicole A. Cooke | The University of South Carolina | @BakerChair

A Running List of Anti-Racism Resources (from Dazed)

Includes information and links about film & TV, books, websites, podcasts, articles and organizations.