Our librarian:

Mrs. Knodel is our teacher-librarian at F.G. Leary.  She has been a teacher for 24 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."


Library schedule:

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.


One School One Book:

We are excited to kick off our "One School One Book" event after Spring Break.  Check out the One School One Book link to find out more, and to discover what our exciting readaloud will be this year!


Reading Link Challenge:

15 grades 4 and 5 students have been meeting with Mrs. Knodel since December.  We are busy preparing for our first district challenge that will take place in April.  The books for this year are:

Reading Challenge


Hot Picks:

These have been some of the most popular books this year:

#1 - Dog Man and Cat Kid, by Dav Pilkey

​#2 - The Breadwinner, by Deborah Ellis

#3 - The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo

#4 - Amulet: Escape from Lucien, by Kazu Kibuishi

​#5 - Amulet: Firelight, by Kazu Kibuishi

#6 - Can I Play Too, by Mo Willems

#7 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Getaway, by Jeff Kinney

#8 - Bone: Eye of the Storm, by Jeff Smith

#9 - Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier

#10 - Minecraft Beginner's Handbook

Information & Announcements

Permission Click

Every family is now required to complete an on-line Acceptable Use Agreement for each of their children.  This form has to be completed in order for us to allow the use of technology, including logging into computers and iPads, otherwise your child will not be able to use any of the technology used for instruction.  

Chilliwack School District Property Purchase

Unique land purchase to benefit Chilliwack students - A land purchase will lay the groundwork for a future school for hundreds of students in one of British Columbia’s fastest growing communities. Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, announced that the Province is providing the Chilliwack School District with up to $10 million to purchase part of the former Chilliwack North campus of the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) for the site of a new school.

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