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École Sun Valley 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.

Staff

Cathy Paul (teacher librarian)
Denise Morrison (library technician)

Library Hours

Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday

Lending Policies

Books are borrowed on a six-day cycle basis.

Kindergarten students are allowed one book, Grades 1 and 2 students are allowed two books, and Grades 3 to 5 students are allowed three books.

All students are reminded of their responsibility to return borrowed materials in good condition on their library day. Replacement costs for damaged books will be issued throughout the year, when the situation arises. During June inventory, students with books that are still outstanding or lost will then receive a letter requesting replacement costs. We appreciate the support of parents in reminding their children to return library books on time.

Program Description

The library is a focal point in the school. It is the information centre where all the resources, print and electronic, are available to students, staff, and the community. Students at the primary levels enjoy story time while they learn about books, authors, illustrators, and libraries. All classrooms have the opportunity to co-operatively plan, teach, and evaluate research units with the teacher librarian. These curriculum-based projects are taught according to the inquiry-based learning model described by Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning.