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Welcome to St. Michael CHS Library!


Your School Library - A Great Place to Read and Gather

Welcome to the St. Michael Catholic High School Library. Come in and check out our services and resources. We have a great collection that includes fiction, non-fiction, reference, parent resources, and French language materials. We also have computers with Wi-Fi, access to on-line databases, and other electronic resources.

Library Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00am-3:00pm

Come on in to the Library for a quiet place to read, do homework, and study.
Students are welcome to use the library after school. 

Email your Librarian: chamberlains@cdsbeo.on.ca
It's YOUR Library! Check it Out!

"The book should be a light in one's hand." ~ Ezra Pound

 


POETRY MONTH IN THE LIBRARY
April is National Poetry Month!

Throughout this month, students are encouraged to use pages from old books to create blackout poems. This is a challenging but fun activity for all ages, even parents too!

 


Stephen Leacock Associates
 
STEPHEN LEACOCK STUDENT HUMOROUS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2017
**UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 30**

FIRST PRIZE – $1,000
SECOND PRIZE – $700
THIRD PRIZE – $300

Criteria for 2017 Competition
  • Entry to this contest is limited to students of Ontario’s Secondary Schools, public and private.
  • Entry will be a humorous story or humorous personal essay.
  • Maximum length: 1,500 words.
  • Entry must have a title and be typed, double-spaced on one side of the page only.
  • Pages must be numbered, but no other identifying marks may appear on them. 
  • A cover page must be included and must list the title of the submission, the name of the student, the name of the school attended, its telephone number and email address.
  • Three copies of each entry, plus the entry fee, must be mailed to Christine Spear, Contest Registrar, 8-40 Victoria Crescent, Orillia, ON L3V 6N6. The fee is $5 per entry.
  • Entries may be made any time now but must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2017.
  • The winners will be announced around May 15, 2017.
  • The cash award for this year’s contest is $1,000. The winner will receive two tickets to the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal Banquet gala held at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, on June 10, 2017, accommodation for two nights, and an autographed copy of the medal-winning book.
  • All winners will be honoured at a dinner at the Best Western Mariposa Inn, Orillia, the Friday before the award banquet: June 9.
  • The second-place winner will receive $700; the third place, $300. Both runners-up are invited to attend the Friday evening dinner.
We are pleased to announce this year’s contest is again sponsored in full by Thor Motors (Orillia’s only Ford dealership) and TD Bank.

Inquiries may be made by email to cspear875@outlook.com.

Stephen Leacock Associates
Established in 1947, the board of the Stephen Leacock Associates works to preserve the literary legacy of Stephen Leacock, oversee the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour award and encourage the growth of Canadian humour writing.


 
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Parent Council Resources
The St. Michael’s Parent Council has donated a wonderful collection of books and other resources to our school.  The collection is located in the Library.  Everyone is invited – indeed, encouraged - to take advantage of these excellent resources.  The collection was made possible through a grant.  The Parent Council worked very hard applying for the grant, choosing and purchasing the resources, and volunteering their time to help process the materials.  Particular thanks are extended to Parent Council member Tobi Seymour.
 
As you can see from the Parent Council Resources document which lists and describes the resources, the main focus of the collection is parenting and family life, with a particular emphasis on Christian faith and faith based values.
 
 
Read @ Your Library
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The Library Rules!

The Library is a quiet, safe and comfortable work environment. You are welcome to come to the Library to read, relax, study, and work in a quiet and respectful manner. Please be aware of the rules and expectations for behavior in the Library:
  • Respect everyone!
  • No physical contact.
  • Volume levels are to be kept to a minimum.
  • No taking/touching other peoples property, without their permission.
  • No food or drink is permitted.
  • Students must be in uniform at all times.
  • No profanity (also known as swearing).
Check it Out!
Want to borrow a book? Great! That's what we're here for - but you should be aware that -

You may borrow books for three weeks.
You may renew your books as often as you need to.
You may take out six books at a time.
Lost books must be replaced or paid for.



Too Many New Titles to List!
Your library is a never ending source for books and resources, even more so now with the addition of over 100 books. This year, through fundraising, donations and contributions from the Parents Committee, we have been able to update our collection by adding an excellent selection of new titles, classics and recommended favourites. We have added to our Non-fiction, Junior fiction, Teen fiction, Adult fiction, Parent Resources, and Religion collections. Come in and see what you can find. There is sure to be something for everyone!

Highlights and reviews coming soon!
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Looking for a book to love?
"This unforgettable story, told from different points of view, has the power to change the way people think."
—Joyce Tiber, Next Chapter Books

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances? (Publisher's Description)

"A gentle, totally mesmerising book written in a compelling, realistic style that invites the reader into the intimate daily life of this marvelous, genuine boy and his family and holds them there. It is a powerful story that gives us the world we live in with a clean set of eyes; one you will return to again and again, with voices that will stay with you for a very long time. It is also about being yourself, even if the odds are against you, because in the end, that’s all you can be. For ages 10 and up (through adult readers), ‘Wonder’ is a thoroughly wonderful gift and a book that you must read."
—Mary Esther Judy, The Bookbag

(Source:http://rjpalacio.com/book.html)



Crafting in the Library
Library Crafting Group
Wednesday
2:15pm-3:15pm

Reduce, Reuse and Upcycle!

This year, our library is hosting a weekly Crafting Group. We make book themed decorations, crafts and accessories, mainly constructed from discarded books and found items. We will meet every Wednesday after school, from 2:15pm-3:15pm. Come on out and get your craft on!

For more details or any inquiries, please contact Ms. Chamberlain:

sarah.chamberlain@cdsbeo.on.ca

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St. Michael CHS and NGPL: Partnership for Education and Literacy
 

Resources for Students at YOUR Public Library


North Grenville Public Library provides access to numerous on-line resources, including:
>eBooks
>on-line databases
>on-line reference sources.

You need to have a library card to access these resources. ALL St. Mike's students are entitled to library cards, even if you don't live in North Grenville.   To find out more, click here!


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