Library Learning Commons (LLC)

OVERVIEW

The 2017 Premier's Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes states 'there is a positive correlation between school libraries and an increase in student achievement'. The Library Learning Commons (LLC) at J. J. Curling School provides students with an opportunity to develop skills of inquiry, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The focus is on 4 C's - collaboration, communication, critical, and creative thinking.

The LLC supports student success by encouraging students to:

  • read widely for learning and enjoyment

  • choose from a book collection covering many interest levels

  • read a range of literary and informational texts

  • learn how to research

RESOURCE TEACHER

The LLC has a library resource teacher who:

  • manages the learning commons

  • coordinates the learning resources

  • plans learning resource units with teachers

  • creates space to inspire students to engage in learning

BORROWING SYSTEM

Students and staff can borrow resources using the 'ATHENA' automated library system.

Students receive a library number at the start of grade kindergarten to use from Grade K - 6.

STUDENT BORROWING

Students may borrow books from LLC:

  • for one cycle

  • for a maximum of two books at a time

  • must return books before borrowing new books

  • if a book is not returned within one month or is damaged, a letter may be sent to the parents requesting return or payment for replacement.

COVID-19 PROCEDURE

All returned books will be placed in an area for 24 hours before being shelved.

DONATIONS

The LLC graciously accepts donations and contributions. Please hold off with donations until further advisory due to Covid - 19.

RESOURCES

The LLC provides access to resources other than print books. It is located next to the technology lab and has the space for listening and viewing, group work, and displays.

LEARNING LINKS (work in progress)

www.nlpl.ca - Our provincial library offers a variety of book selections for children and youth. Students can download the Libby app or use Google to access online books. The library is open on reduced hours now.

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/