Library Learning Commons (LLC)
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
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
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.
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.
All returned books will be placed in an area for 24 hours before being shelved.
The LLC graciously accepts donations and contributions. Please hold off with donations until further advisory due to Covid - 19.
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.