We have many academically inspired moments or literary events that occupy our school day at the KSS Library. Our Learning Commons is often a hub of intensity for faculty, classes and always packed with teens intently completely projects, seeking materials or cramming for some exam. Our Commons is designed to tackle these scholarly pursuits but it also keenly functions as a safe social space. Occasionally, we just get teens seeking solitude or quiet reading. Our staff tries to protect this role, despite the bustling pace as a technology and creation hub. Example being our sunny reading lounge. Yes. And comfy chairs.
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The KSS Learning Commons was not full of teens today but staff. The Library staff was hosting our 10th annual Summer Reading Reception. A luncheon in the library where teachers, admin, support staff and guests all gather to browse new materials, borrow books and socialize with a light lunch. Often it is a pot luck affair with avid library supporters pitching in plates or service. We have door prizes, demos, and casual fellowship. This year we had a ‘literary lunch’ where all the food had a literature connection. Pink ink punch from Dr. Seuss to Papa Hemingway tuna and Frances Mayes lemoncello cake. …
The recent AVID Readers Club meeting, in the KSS Library, was a benchmark and celebration of the current novel pick- Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.
The novel involves a rich storyline from a WWI era. Teacher-librarian, Sharon Bede and English teacher, Cathy Heymen, served up tea, scones, hard tack, canned corn beef and chocolate honouring the foods of the era.
Vice-Principal Karen Macguire served up canned meat ( Spam ) to the horror of our readers! Students selected a list of titles and meet monthly face to face as well as blog their reading experience.
The 2nd semester has kicked into gear with a bang and the KSS Library is already experiencing strong patronage. With Gr 10 orientations and a variety of class projects and the wave of students working independently or in small groups, the demand on space and teacher-librarian service is high. Please check the bookings calendar and preview the Bulletin TV for seating.
The 2011 BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association Conference kicked off last Thursday with the Awards Night. Our own teacher Mr. Smith was one of the recipients to be acknowledged by his peers. Ms. Bonnie McComb introduced Mr. Smith to the crowd as the 2011 President’s Award winner. Yeeha!
KSS read in classrooms and around the school. Office staff and admin wore DEAR tshirts all day and read during the hour. Three classes in the Library read the school Newspaper ‘Censor This’ which created a special DEAR edition to mark the event.