Library and Literacy

A big hello from BRE School Library Learning Commons (BRESLLC) to everyone!

I am hoping you all had a good summer relaxing with something good to read as well as enjoying the great outdoors! The start up to library services at BRE has had to take some new direction.  Thank you for your understanding as we learn to navigate our way through these uncertain times.  Below are details about the changes taking place at BRESLLC:




As we continue to live through the pandemic, it means things will work a bit differently with students and library services.  The COVID-19 safety guidelines will mean that students will not be coming into the library for book exchange at this time.  Ms. Tolmie is also working in our school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to cover teacher preps this year.  During these preps, Ms. Tolmie will be starting a mobile library service in one of the spare classrooms in our school very soon and bring books for students to choose and sign out once a week.  Any materials not signed out between the two cohort classes will be returned and quarantined for 72 hours.  Any materials returned from borrowers will also not be returned to shelves until 3 days have passed.  For now, I have been providing students with books signed out in the classroom teacher's name for classroom use until the mobile library service is up and running.      


At this time, our library has also been undergoing a physical change.  Many materials are sitting in tubs while we wait for new shelving.  When library materials are able to be reorganized, students will be able to place holds on books from our library collection using Destiny Discover.  For now, please check out the online catalog and see what we have recently added and what is in our collection by clicking the link:


Squamish Public Library

The Squamish Public Library is a great resource for our community of learners.  Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and Tumblebooks available online!  You will need a library card which requires a parent/guardian to email or call the library to get a card number.  Ms. Inman, the children and youth librarian at the SPL will be meeting with intermediate students this fall to introduce the online resources available and provide library application forms for everyone.  The library also has a books to go service for readers that would like to read hard cover books.  Check out their website here:



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