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 elementary 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

    When students are encouraged to pursue their own interests and passions and are free to choose from a rich collection within an inviting environment, they are motivated to read and their reading and depth of understanding improve.

    The Learning Commons can nurture good reading habits among students.

    Ontario School Library Association (2010). Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons.