Teacher Librarian: Ms. Panopalis
The St. Mary Catholic Secondary School's Library Information Centre assists students in developing the information skills necessary to become life-long learners. The Library provides a variety of resources to support our school's educational program and assist students in developing independent learning skills.
Current electronic information sources and a range of print materials are available to students throughout the day. Reading for pleasure is encouraged by displays of popular paperback and hardcover titles.
Books are a uniquely portable magic. ~ Stephen King
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A reader lives a thousand lives before they die, the person who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin
Items of Interest in the Library
Mangas are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. The term manga in Japan is a word used to refer to both comics and cartooning. ~Wikipedia
There is a Robotics group that meets at lunch that gets together they are a non-competitive group that work and talk about robotics. They have created such things as Mine-Cuber, a Guitar and an icing machine (for cookies). They are currently working on a weaving machine. Different classes have been bringing Robotics into their academic curriculum.
Dash and Dot have been a great asset in different classes. Students have been able to Create programs for Dash to follow such as the Xylophone and the Ball Launcher and go through obstacle courses. They have also collaborated with others to learn how to code so that Dash and Dot have conversations.
White Pine Book Club
The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers seven reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 270,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. The White Pine program is geared towards Gr. 9-12 and St. Mary participates in it annually.