Library News

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CCRSB’s Teen Reader’s Choice Award returns!

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s (CCRSB) Teen Reader’s Choice Award is back for its fourth year! The award program, facilitated by CCRSB Library Services, invites students in grades 7 to 12 to read at least one book from the Top 10 and then to vote for their favourite to be crowned the winner.

“The Teen Reader’s Choice Award gives students the opportunity to interact and enjoy reading with other students who have the same passion,” says Jolene Shaw, CCRSB Library Services Manager. “This year the shortlist of 10 titles selected by CCRSB Library Services staff represents positive portrayals of diversity that students can relate to.” 

The 2015 Top 10 books are: 

  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys 
  • In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters 
  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein 
  • War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance 
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern 
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 
  • The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

Students are encouraged to read one or more of the Top 10 books between March 3 and May 19, and to discuss the book(s) in school and online. Students will be able to vote for their favourite Top 10 book until May 19. The 2015 CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award winning book will be announced on May 26 with a series of in-school awards ceremonies that week.

The CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Award program celebrates reading for pleasure and encourages students to have conversations about books and reading. 

Track the progress of your favourite book here!

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is comprised of 17 board members and 2,700 staff all striving to develop independent, lifelong learners in a student-centered environment, with high expectations for all. CCRSB serves over 20,000 students from Primary to Grade 12, throughout the counties of Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou and the Municipality of East Hants.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Visit your school library this month and you will no doubt find fantastic fiction by African heritage authors.

You can also grab some factual non-fiction and read about people who have helped shape our country and the world.

Students at Oxford Regional Education Centre who select a biography, in the month of February, can enter our Find-a-Fact Biography prize draw. Students select a biography, read it, and then fill out a draw slip with a fascinating fact they learned.

Dig out of the snow and into a library book!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year from everyone at Library Services.

We hope you are having a wonderful start to 2015.

Resolve to Read More!

Monday, December 15, 2014

The holidays are fast approaching and our school libraries will be closed but don't stop reading!

If you are WOW! Reading - keep going.

Happy Holidays from Everyone at Library Services.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Oxford Regional Education Centre's Library Drawing and Book Clubs joined forces to celebrate Pet Rock Month.

Students created a pet rock to sit where they read at home. The creatures will remind students to rock  their evenings with a bit of reading.

Monday, September 1, 2014

We hope you had a wonderful summer and are, once again, ready to explore every page in your school library.

Librarians are busy this week preparing for your return so come by and say hi!

Have a wonderful 2014-15 school year.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The wait is over! Find out today who the nominees are and start reading. The CCRSB Teen Reader's Choice Award is an opportunity for CCRSB students in grades 7 to 12 to discuss great books and vote for a winner from the ten nominees selected by an experienced panel of librarians. Visit your school library today and check out a nominee.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Springhill Jr./Sr. High School Library's chess club is hosting a chess tournament. It's open to club members and students alike. We started with 21 players and we are down to 9. School librarian's host many clubs at recess and lunchtime during the school year. Ask at your library to see what activities are available to you.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Drop by your school library this month. You will likely find at least one African-Heritage themed display of books and information. Students at Springhill Jr./Sr. High School are colouring African-Heritage themed pictures to decorate the library this month.  You can delve into the history of Nova Scotians in your very own school library.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Welcome back from everyone at Library Services. We hope you had a restful holiday and are ready for more reading. Many schools are participating in the WOW! Reading Challenge so keep reading and fill those logs.

Join us in the library and make reading 15 minutes a day one of your resolutions. We hope you have a wonderful 2014 full of books and your own stories too.