Thursday, June 24, 2010


Summer is a fantastic time to kick back and read. To help you with your summer reading, here is the Florence Meares Summer Reading Top Ten list!!

10. Check out the FM library website, especially Library Links. There's lots of good stuff in there waiting to be discovered.

9. Get ready for new magazines @ FM. Did you know we have new subscriptions to: BMX Plus, Boy's Life, Discovery Girls, Girlworks, The Hockey News, Kayak, Zamoof and others !?!! The best part is that in September you will be able to sign out your favourite magazine. Check out the magazine online companion websites.

8. If you are a Primary student at Florence Meares be sure to participate in the "Florence Meares' Cuddle Up and Read Summer Reading Challenge 2010". Check out the final June 2010 newsletter for more details.

7. Visit the FM Battle of the Books section and get ready for the 2010 Battle of the Books:
Thanks to Mrs. Hurley and Mrs. Hammill for all of their hard work!

6. Read to someone. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends love to hear stories. Take some time to read one of your favourite stories to someone you know.

5. Read to your pet. Pets love attention and they love stories too!! Spend some quality time reading to your pet over the summer.

4. Check out "Ms. Fink's Hot Summer Reads":

Mrs. Fink's Hot Summer Reads

Thanks Mrs. Fink!!!

3. Listen to a book. Did you know the Burlington Public Library has audio books you can download? Check them out here:

2. Read a book online. The Burlington Public Library has some great links to Electronic Books that you can check out here:
If you are a student in Grade 1 or 2 with the Halton District School Board be sure to use your Raz Kids account over the summer. Check it out here:

1. Visit you local Library and sign out some books, magazines and videos. Our local Library, Tansley Woods, is fantastic. You can even order stuff online and have it delivered to Tansley Woods for pick up. Check out the Burlington Public Library Kids website here:

I hope everyone has a fun, exciting and safe summer. Enjoy your time off and be sure to read some of your favourites over the summer. I want to hear all about your summer adventures in September. Send me an email if you have any questions and follow us on Twitter for the latest news @FMLibrary.

Mr. Cann

Monday, June 21, 2010

As we prepare for the holidays, we have taken the opportunity in the Library to read many stories about summer. Unfortunately for fans of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" Santa Claus does not make an appearance. This humourous look at a family's vacation makes fun of all of the extra stuff that we take on vacation. Their vehicle is filled to near bursting. Author Natasha Wing reminds us that family summer vacations give memories that last a lifetime.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


The book "Floppy" by Guido van Genechten is a good book. This is one of our Dual Language Books translated by Surinder Singh Attariwala. In the book Floppy, the rabbit has an ear that is floppy and he tries to straighten it but it doesn't work. Floppy goes to the doctor and the doctor says ears come in different shapes and sizes. Still, Floppy wants to make his ears straight because the other rabbits make fun of him. This book is available in 21 different languages. The Punjabi translation makes sense but it could have been better. Sometimes the word in Punjabi is the exact same in English. The book is fun to read with your family. If you can read Punjabi check it out today!

By, Simranjit