Library News

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Battle of the Books is a competition organized by CEC librarian Ms. Allen. This is the first year for the program which involved four participating schools throughout CCRSB. Students in participating schools read twelve books from which questions were taken. The books comprising the battle are former Teen Reader’s Choice Award titles. The battles were held at CEC on 30 May 2016.

The Battle of the Books was undertaken this year as a means of celebrating five years of the Teen Reader’s Choice Award. The battle is also seen as a way to encourage and promote the joy of reading while fostering an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation.
The competition was fierce! The final results, after six rounds of competition, were as follows:

1st place: Cobequid Educational Centre
2nd place: North Colchester High
3rd place: Hants North
4th place: Bible Hill Junior High

For further information regarding the participants and books please see

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The results are in! 565 VOTES were cast and the winner is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

The full list of nominees, ordered by number of votes received, is:

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon...99 votes

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven...98 votes

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson...62 votes

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson...57 votes

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer...51 votes

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist...50 votes

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin...49 votes

The Crossover by Kwane Alexander...42 votes

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller...29 votes

Greenglass House by Kate Milford...28 votes.

CCRSB Library Services would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all participating students for making this program a great success! It couldn’t have happened without you!

Visit the CCRSB Teen Reader's Choice Award website to learn more and share your thoughts!

And, if you haven't read these titles yet...

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.