YoungBoysReading

The library motivates readers by…

  • Connecting individual students to ‘just the right’ book or other reading material
  • Providing opportunities for learners to see themselves reflected in what they read
  • Meeting a wide range of interests
  • Honouring students’ choices in what they read

The library supports readers by providing…

  • Equitable access to a rich and diverse collection
  • A trusting environment that respects the privacy of individuals as they explore diverse ideas
  • An atmosphere that fosters intellectual freedom and a culture of curiosity

The goals of the library program are to foster:

  • Engagement in reading and literacy development
  • A culture of inquiry and critical thinking skills for research
  • Personal, social and cultural growth
  • Information literacy, and learning through technology

 

School libraries boost student achievement

“When schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost.” (Keith Lance and Debra Kachel, Phi Delta Kappan education magazine, 2018).

Students who enjoy reading are more successful 

“International studies show that students with a more positive attitude toward reading tend to be more successful in all subjects. They are more likely to read more and to seek deeper knowledge and consequently develop deeper conceptual understandings of the subject matter”. (People for Education, 2011).