Monday, June 16, 2014



We have had an awesome year here in the FM Library.  Thousands of books were signed out every month and it was amazing to see all of the students here @florencemeares enjoying reading.  A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the amazing volunteers here @FMLibrary:  Mrs. Solomon, Mrs. Jarvis, Mrs. Varasso, Mrs. Bancroft, Mrs. Chorpitta, Mrs. Mowder, Mrs. Johnstone, Mrs. Hammill and all of our other volunteers.  Your hard work makes the FM Library the special place it is!

Don't forget to READ during the summer!  Whether you love picture books, manga, comics, chapter books, magazines, newspapers, or whatever, keep practising those reading skills over the summer.  Guaranteed, if you read during the summer your reading will be off to the races when you come back to school in September.

Here is the FM Library Summer Reading Top Ten for 2014!

10. Check out Britannica Online and PebbleGo for fun facts and interesting information about your favourite animals.

9. Visit the website of a favourite author.  Their websites can be filled with hidden golden nuggets of great online content (hint Robert Munsch).

8. Like to read but short on funds?  Check out Garage Sales and Thrift Stores for inexpensive books that are just like new.

7. Have no money but like to read?  Visit the BPL for free books that you can borrow.  BPL will let you borrow a stack of books for free!  Just remember to return them on time or you'll be charged $$ for overdues.

6. Participate in the BPL Summer Reading program.

5. Check out an audiobook and listen to your favourites as you enjoy the outdoors.  The Overdrive app is free and works great.

4.  Mr. Ferguson suggests reading "Oh The Places You'll Go!" for a picture book and "Hunger Games" for a chapter book.  Also, check out Ms. Fink's Hot Reads.

3. Going on vacation?  Visit the local Library.  One of my favourites is here :)

2. Have a portable device like an Android or iOS tablet?  They are perfect for online books.  Tumblebooks, Bookflix, and Mr. C's Find A Book are perfect for your portable devices and great for bedtime stories.

1. Make family time Reading Time.  Read to your brother, sister, mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.  No only will you keep your reading sharp, but you will also be working on your oral speaking and presentation skills.

Have a wonderful fun, safe, and restful summer and we'll see everyone back @FMLibrary in September:)