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Maple Leaf School
River East Transcona School Division

​Our Library

Welcome to our Library Learning Commons! In our library the focus is on comprehensive literacy-for life and learning.  To thrive in an information-rich digital society, our students need a variety of lifelong learning skills in order to effectively process and use information.  In our LLC, students learn to collaborate, think critically, communicate and be creative! Our growing Makerspace provides students with opportunities to work together to solve problems, invent, build and play.

 

 

Staff

Ms. Clarke (Teacher-Librarian)  School-days 2, 4, 5
Mrs.  Heinrichs (Library Technician) 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on School-days 1, 3, 5

Library Hours

Open during school hours. (204-661-9509, ext. 3231)
Book exchange periods - on odd days.

Lending Policies

  • Loan period - One full six day cycle
  • Renewals - Items already on loan may be renewed for another cycle, provided no holds have been placed.
  • Overdue items  Borrowing privileges may be suspended while one or more items is past due 
  • Donations - New and gently used books are always welcome! 

Lunch Hour Programming

We are very pleased to offer Open Library, Coding Club and MYRCA Club during the lunch hour this year!

Lunch Hour Schedule:

Day 1     Open Library Grades 1 & 2

Day 2     Coding Club Grades 4 & 5 (12:15-1:10)

Day 3     Open Library K & Gr. 3

Day 4     Coding Club Grades 4 & 5 (12:15-1:10)

Day 5     Open Library Grades 4 & 5*

Day 6     Library Closed

*MYRCA Club meets on the first Day 5 of each month. On those days Open Library for Grades 4 & 5 is cancelled.

 

Our Library Program

Each class visits the Library at least once/cycle for a Book Exchange with their teacher and Mrs. Heinrichs. Students enjoy a story and then browse for books to take home.

Each classroom will work with Ms. Clarke, our teacher librarian, once or twice during the school year.  Ms. Clarke collaborates with classroom teachers in planning and conducting inquiry-based research activities and design projects.  IBL activities consist of the promotion and development of the "6 C's" of 21st Century Learning -Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Citizenship and Character Education and lifelong learning skills.  Learning activities integrate curriculum, literature, information literacy, the arts and technology.  Library programming draws upon the natural curiosity of children and fosters a love of learning.