The library is managed by Liz Koolman and a small group of volunteers
who are responsible for choosing, purchasing, cataloguing, processing
and shelving books, as well as decorating the area and putting on contests
to promote reading and use of the Library.
The borrowing system involves scanning patron name cards with bar-codes and bar-codes on front cover of books. Books are borrowed for a 2-week period and may be renewed if there is not a wait list for that title. Request forms are available for “ordering” a particular title. Fines are imposed for late and lost books.
New books are chosen according to requirements of teachers, sparse materials in certain subject categories, and to enhance, with up-to-date information, the reference books in the collection. The fiction section includes many classic and popular titles ranging from preschool and kindergarten to Young Adult for older students. Fiction is colour-coded according to reading level so that students can choose books that are within their capabilities, or something more challenging.
There are over 100 titles in the Novel Studies ranging from 5-20 copies of particular novels to be used in group reading studies in various classes. French language books numbering approximately 200 are currently in the French classroom due to space restrictions and to provide easier accessibility for frequent use in the French study area.
The Video/DVD collection numbers approximately 200 and includes "Eyewitness" Science Videos, "Magic School Bus" and the "Canada: A People's History" series. There are a few French language videos and several other curriculum-related films. These videos are used frequently in the classrooms and are borrowed for home viewing on a regular basis.
There is also an adult Non-Fiction shelf where topics of interest to parents, such as Allergies, Hyperactivity, Montessori Method, Parenting, and Bullying, are available.