On February 15, Gladstone Library Learning Commons will be hosting its 5th Human Library.
Human Library started in Copenhagen around 15 years ago, with the intent of challenging stereotypes and prejudices through the process of readers “reading” or talking to human “books”.
Over the years at Gladstone, students have had the opportunity to meet and talk with many human books, such as a mortician, radiologist, police officer, ghost-hunter, visually impaired (and her guide dog!), and more.
Everyone has a story to share. We look forward to reading the books that are coming on the 15th!
Today we had some very special visitors in the Learning Commons from O.W.L.: The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society based out of Delta, BC. Biology 11 students had the opportunity to learn about and see up close an American Kestrel and a Barn Owl. Thanks O.W.L. for coming in and sharing with students about what the O.W.L. Society does, as well as basic owl biology and behavior, sizes and types of owls, the dangers they experience, and much more.
The books below are chilling waiting for someone to come and check them out! Literally!
The Library Learning Commons at Gladstone will be open as of Wednesday, September 7, to sign out books. Come on in to take a look at what we have!
If you have any questions, let us know.
Mrs. Montroy and Mr. Jakoy (yes! Mr. Jakoy will be in the library this year for two blocks. Very exciting!)
Happy New Year to all of the Gladstone Community!
Make sure to come in and “check out” the new books!
If you are interested in joining the Library Club this year, please come to an important meeting at lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Library Learning Commons. You may bring your lunch as we will be starting at 11:45. Library Club members are extremely important in that they help keep the Library Learning Commons organized and tidy, and they also help students with checking out books and other materials.
If you are interested in being a member of the club this year, make sure you come to the meeting!
A big welcome back to all staff and students in the Gladstone School Community! We are in the process of getting the Library Learning Commons up and running, however you can come in and check out a book anytime. Silent Reading starts on Monday, so if you don’t have a book yet please come in and see what we have.
Also, we would like to welcome Ms. Chiang as our new full-time Teacher Librarian. Welcome Ms. Chiang!!
We also have a new printer, however it is not set up with Papercut yet. Until it is, we will be asking you to pay for paper ($0.10 per page copied). You will need to find either Ms. Chiang or Mrs. Montroy to get help with this as we will give you the paper after you have paid. We hope to have the system up and running quickly!
Hope to see you all soon 🙂
Check out the website for the BC Teens Reading Club!
The BC Teen Reading Club is a site geared towards teens between the ages of 12-18, and is a great place to share thoughts on what you are reading, see what’s new out there, chat online with authors, win contests, find out what’s going on at your local library and more!
And remember to make a visit to your local branch of the Vancouver Public Library for summer reading!
Just a reminder that all library materials are now overdue (due date was June 4). Please bring in any books, magazines, dvd’s etc. as soon as possible.
For summer reading, make sure to check out the excellent collection of books at your local branch of the Vancouver Public Library!
Thank you for your cooperation in getting all borrowed materials back quickly.