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 any materials borrowed will be sanitized before being put back on shelves and book displays in the library.  Any materials handled in the library and not signed out will also be sanitized before being returned to shelves.  Some primary classes started coming into the library to work with Ms. Tolmie  in October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. These are days she covers some teachers' preps for book exchange.  Classrooms will continue to be provided with books requested by the teacher for classroom use.      


At this time, our library has also been undergoing a major physical change.  New shelving has been ordered and many books have been redistributed.  I am at BRE this year all day on Wednesdays and in the morning on Thursdays.  When all library materials are reorganized, students will be able to place holds on books from our library collection using Destiny Discover.  So far, the picture book, graphic novels, and chapter book sections have been reorganized.  I am now working on the informational text and fiction novel sections.  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 the large variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and Tumblebooks available free online!  Movies are also available through Kanopy.  You will need a library card which requires a parent/guardian to email or call the library to get a card number. 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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