Hours of Operation
8:30am - 4:30 pm
Students may borrow books for 3 weeks at a time. If they still need the book, they may bring it in to renew it.
Students are responsible for books checked out in their name. If books are not returned in a timely fashion students and their parents are responsible for replacement cost.
The library is for the use of all students in the school and we ask that you respect each other's learning requirements by working quietly in the library or library lab and returning books on time.
No food or drink is permitted in the library or library lab.
The Christian school library exists as an integral part of the educational program and as an extension of the classroom
- to enrich student understanding of God's creation and all areas of life by providing resources that foster learning
- to provide a collection of works used to foster the appreciation and understanding of literature as a God-given activity
- to provide the means and methods by which students can become life-long discerning learners.
Provide opportunity for students:
to become thoughtful users of information
to provide sequential, developmental instruction of information-finding skills
to stimulate a love of reading.
Actively involve students in:
a wide variety of learning activities using learning resources of different media formats and appropriate levels of difficulty
opportunities for decision-making in selecting resources and ways of reporting on their research
moving from dependence on the teacher or library personnel to independent and interdependent learning.
Stimulate collaboration between teachers and library staff through:
cooperatively planned and taught units of study
teachers sharing their course and unit plans with library staff
library staff finding and providing the resources students may need
library personnel assisting teachers in curriculum planning.
- corresponds to the curricular program.
- comprehensive collection of resources in a broad range of experience, suited to the reading level of students.
- quantity to meet the demand placed upon it by classroom use in various areas of study.
Selections will be made to promote a balance between the various subject areas and to provide a wide diversity of appeal. In adding new materials, resources will be chosen to meet the developmental and maturity levels of students. Special emphasis will be given to updating and building the collection so that it will be useful for developing research skills at all grade levels and will provide a diversity of literature to foster reading facility and enjoyment.
Selections will be made for curriculum and pedagogy that will be available as teacher resources.
The librarian is responsible for the selection and acquisition of library resources in consultation with teachers regarding the topics covered, students' reading levels, special needs and interests, and resources recommended in curriculum guides. A partnership between teachers and the librarian is vital in establishing a library collection which supports the curriculum and will be well used.
The librarian coordinates finding suitable resources, helping teachers to know what is available and assessing the merit of material on the market, using various professional review resources.
The following criteria can be used to select materials:
1. To reflect the motto of PCS: to encourage Christ-like living, critical thinking and joyful service.
2. To complement the school's curriculum and to provide information in general areas of interest (both fiction and non-fiction).
3. To meet high standards of quality in content and presentation.
4. To be appropriate for age, maturity, subject area and reading level.
5. To meet high aesthetic and literary standards.
6. To consider reputation of author and publisher.
7. To consider physical format, appearance and cost (should be suited to the intended use of the resource).
8. To include literature of all genres: traditional literature, modern fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction, contemporary realism, poetry, biographies, etc.
9. To include literature from various time periods, reflecting different cultures, societies, world-views and religions.
10. To include books by Canadian and Indigenous authors as well as authors from other countries.