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Library / Learning Commons

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Welcome to the Library!
Hours of Operations:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:30 – 9:00
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 3:00 – 3:30 unless our librarian. Mrs Tornroos, is unavailable.

Webcat: 
Students may access our Vancouver School Board Online Catalogue by going to Webcat.

This enables student to find books in our school library. Students can also access Webcat from their home computers. As well they can look up their own personal account using their library barcode number found in the Library Barcode Binder.

The School Library Program
The aim of the school library program at Maple Grove is to assist students to develop the skills necessary for life-long learning and a commitment to informed decision-making. To achieve this goal, teachers and teacher-librarians cooperate to plan and implement units of study as teaching partners. These units integrate those skills necessary to locate, evaluate, organize and present information from a variety of sources. Through such planning and cooperative teaching, students develop, master and extend research and study skills in different subject contexts and at varying levels of difficulty. Emphasis is also placed on language improvement and enjoyment and the promotion of voluntary reading.

A program such as this requires the Learning Resource Centre to be flexibly scheduled where classes are booked in on a needs basis not a regular basis.  Also, a wide range of complex tasks must be performed to assure the appropriate selection, organization and management of the human and material resources essential to the implementation of an effective program.

Linda Tornroos, Teacher-Librarian

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