Welcome to the Library!
Bienvenue à la bibliothèque!
Students are able to visit the library to exchange their book anytime
throughout the day as long as they have received permission from their
teacher. Only one book should be checked
out at a time with the exception of students who are in the Junior/Intermediate French Immersion program, they are able to check out one French and one English
library is open during AM and PM recess for students who need to complete work
or wish to read a book.
of the Books
The Battle of the Books is a partnership program between the
Whitby Public Library and the Durham District School Board. Students must read a number of books from the
Battle of the Books list and be prepared to answer questions based on the books
that they read. This is a great extra-curricular
program that motivates students and allows them to read and compete together as
a team. They will face other schools
from the area in April for the Semi-Battle competition. The top three teams from this Battle, will
then move forward to the Final Battle where they will compete for Gold, Silver
and Bronze medals. The Gold medal winner
will go forward to the Regional Finals. Let the battle begin!!!!
Forest of Reading
in all grades will have the opportunity to participate in this amazing program
from the OLA. Once students have read
their books, they will be invited to vote for their favourite book. Students in the primary classes will read
these books with Mrs. Kingston-McAllister or Mme Beltrano in the library. This program will start in January. Please click on the link for more information
about this great program or for the list of books.
The DDSB provides an excellent site, The Learning Commons, for students to access information for the various stages of inquiry. Our goal is to introduce our students to a gradual release of responsibility for the four stages of research: Exploring, Investigating, Processing and Creating. The DDSB Learning Commons can be accessed from both home (go to the John Dryden website and look for the Learning Commons link) and school to help with all stages of the inquiry process. Many of the resources available through The Learning Commons are also available in French.