Thank you to everyone for supporting our annual Scholastic Book Fair. Over $4,200 of purchases were made, which is absolutely amazing. A big portion of this comes back to our school in the form of library books and book prizes. A special thank you to the incredible group of parents who helped throughout the Fair!
Mrs. Knodel is our teacher-librarian at F.G. Leary. She has been a teacher for 25 years and she LOVES books! She is also the teacher-librarian at Greendale Community School. Before moving to Chilliwack, she taught in Vancouver, West Vancouver, and even the Philippines! She is passionate about reading and music, so she thinks F. G. Leary is a great place to be. She is married and has two sons. In her free time, she likes to ski, hike, watch her sons play volleyball and travel with her family, have coffee with friends and, of course, read! Her favourite book she has read recently is "All the Light We Cannot See."
The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, students come in with their teachers to hear a story, practice library skills and exchange books. There is also time after lunch on these two days for individual students to come in and exchange books. Students should be returning their books to school each week on their library day, either to exchange or renew them.
Reading Incentive Programs:
We have 2 different Reading Incentive Programs this year. For grade 4 and 5 students, we have a new program called "Reading Outside the Box." Information for this program can be found on the website link. For Kindergarten to grade 3 students, we have "Strive for 25", where students can read any 25 books of their choosing and turn their form in for a prize. If you need additional forms, please print one off from the attached link at the bottom of this page.
One School One Book:
We are excited to kick off our "One School One Book" event later in the year. Stay tuned in January to find out what this year's exciting readaloud will be!
Reading Link Challenge:
This program is for interested students in Grades 4 and 5. It is supported by the Fraser Valley Regional Library and it runs from December to April. This year's titles are:
by Kelly Yang
Kenny & the Dragon
by Tony DiTerlizzi
by Laurie Elmquist
by Jude Watson
A Whale in Paris
by Daniel Presley
The Losers Club
by Andrew Clements
These are the most popular books in the library right now:
#1 - Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, by Dav Pilkey
#2 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Getaway, by Jeff Kinney
#3 - Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
#4 - Guinness World Records, 2020
#5 - Happy Pig Day, by Mo Willems
#6 - I Will Take a Nap, by Mo Willems
#7 - Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild, by Dav Pilkey
#8 - Dog Man: Unleashed, by Dav Pilkey
#9 - Can I Play Too, by Mo Willems
#10 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Meltdown, by Jeff Kinney