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Library Information

The Dr. G. W. Williams’ Library​​

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The school library provides all members of the school community with access to information, reading, research assistance and instruction. ​


Through formal and informal instruction, our school library program strives to:


  • Provide students with skills to research and evaluate information

  • Encourage ethical use of information

  • Foster critical skills and independent learning

  • Nurture a love of reading

  • Create a welcoming, respectful, and safe environment which promotes students’

          learning and well-being.


The goal of the school library program is to ensure that our students become competent, critical,and ethical users of ideas and information. We strive to prepare life-long learners; information literate citizens able to recognize relevant and authoritative information, and effectively communicate the results of their inquiry and research. ​


LIBRARY POLICIES

Let’s all work to establish a learning environment conducive to reading, studying, researching, and completing projects.

 

Students are expected to:

  • Work quietly – the library is for studying not socializing.

  • Refrain from eating or drinking (water bottles with caps are acceptable).

  • ​Classes have priority for computer use. Computers are reserved ​for completing assignments and working on school related activities. No gaming allowed.

  • Clean-up after yourself – place paper refuse in recycling bins.

  • Respect the rights of others to work in a clean, quiet environment.

  • Address library staff in a courteous, respectful manner.


Circulation Policy:

  • BOOKS: 3 weeks loan period.  Maximum of 5 books – 3 on one topic.

  • Fine for overdue books is 25 cents per day, per book to a maximum of 5 dollars.

  • MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARIES: 1 day loan (overnight). Fine of 1 dollar per day for overdue items.

***avoid late fines by renewing your library items if you need them past the due date***​


STUDENTS ON SPARE – LIBRARY EXPECTATIONS

  • Students signed out may NOT work in the library or be in the school.

  • ​Sign in everyday.​

  • Teachers’ classes take priority for space and computers.

  • Students must bring school work or reading materials.

  • Minimal in and out of the library.

  • No food or drinks (water allowed).

  • No toques or ball caps allowed.

  • Groups requiring extended conversation to work in Cafeteria.

  • Students not on spare will be reported to their teacher.​


 ​CONTACT US!

 

Email us your questions, comments,  book requests, concerns, etc.

Mrs. McConnell: sue.mcconnell@yrdsb.ca

Mrs. Reda: maria.reda@yrdsb.ca​

 

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