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Donwood School
River East Transcona School Division

Welcome to our school library


Welcome to the Donwood Elementary School library and to our program of information literacy. We believe that every student should have the skills necessary to navigate in today's information-rich society. Determining information needs, recognizing and selecting appropriate resources - whether print or online, and managing the information are fundamental skills needed for successful academic research.

The focus of our school library is to empower staff and students in becoming independent, skilled users of ideas and information by providing quality library programs which effectively integrate curricular, technology, and literacy goals.


Teacher-librarian - Ms. S. Matsumoto

Library technician - Ms. L. Johnston 

Library Hours

Hours of operation - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday

Lending Policies

  • Borrowing Period:  1 full 6 day cycle.
  • Number of sign outs:  Kindergarten and Grade 1 1 book per student and in Grade 2 to Grade 5 - 3 books per student.
  • Overdue Books: Students cannot sign out a new book until all others are returned.

Program Description

At Donwood School, the library program is based on a dual platform. The literature appreciation platform allows the students at least 1 class per cycle to explore a specific genre or author and to exchange reading materials. This is one of many ways that we encourage literature appreciation in students so they become lifelong readers.

Searching for resources can be done easily from any computer within the school. Students, staff and parents can also search for resources at home by using the online library link on our school webpage. 

The other platform allows for flexible timetable so that each class  books time for the co-operative planning of a inquiry-based learning (IBL) unit. This actively involves students, teachers, and the teacher librarian in a meaningful use of print and non-print resources. It develops the ability of students to recognize when information is needed and how to locate, understand, evaluate, and use that information to be innovative and creative with their learning.