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Joseph Teres School
River East Transcona School Division

Welcome to Our School Library

Welcome to the library and to our program of information literacy! We believe 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.


E. Friesen (teacher librarian)
L. Hepworth (library technician)

Library Hours

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Lending Policies

Borrowing period — One school-day cycle
Number of sign-outs — Kindergarten and Grade 1 (one book/cycle); Grades 2 to 5 (two books/cycle) (up to four for projects)
Renewals — Up to two times
Overdues — No charge
Lost books — $5 for paperback novels, $10 for hardcover and replacement price for new books

Program Description

The teacher librarian collaborates with classroom teachers to plan, teach, and assess units of study according to the curriculum for their grades. The Manitoba Education document "Literacy with Information Communication Technology Across the Curriculum" or "LwICT" is implemented in the units. Students are taught how to use technology in various ways to gather information that answers their inquiry and also to present their findings. All classes, Grades 1 to 5, complete two or three projects a year with the teacher librarian. Information literacy skills are taught while they research their topics. Both the information literacy skills and the technology skills are essential life skills for a successful future.