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Library – September 2018
Library – October-November 2018


March 2019

Our grade 4 and 5 Reading Link Challenge is quickly approaching!  Participating students have been attending weekly meetings talking about the six chosen books.  Teams have now been assembled and team names are being decided.  Banners are being designed and cheers are being written… all in anticipation of the April 2 school competition!  Families are invited to attend the afternoon competition in the school gym, as our school teams answer questions about the books and score points for their team.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Janis Bridger (

Spring break is just around the corner!  If spring cleaning is on your list of things to do, your child may want to put aside some books that they have outgrown or are ready to pass on. These books can be brought in for Tweedsmuir’s annual  Book Trader Extravaganza!  This June event will provide all students the opportunity to bring in books and choose “new” gently used books.  More details to follow in the upcoming months.

Spring break is a great time for students to practice their postcard writing skills!  Whether staying in New Westminster or traveling somewhere else, your child is invited to send a postcard to the library!  Come and visit out postcard display in the library!  Send postcards to: Lord Tweedsmuir Library   1714 8th Avenue  New Westminster, B.C.  V3M 2S7

Keep reading over the holidays!  The New Westminster Public Library is open over the holidays.  Check for hours of operation.

Janis Bridger, Teacher-Librarian


December 2018

The official numbers are in… the Scholastic book fair brought in 167 new books into our library.  Thank you again for all of your support.  The books are now being processed and should be available for check out soon.

I have been working with many classes, supporting students with information and digital literacy.  Students are learning how to find information and how to evaluate the reliability of the information, including information from online resources.  Using technology is an important aspect of this learning.  If you have not already signed the waivers allowing your child to use Google Suites, please consider granting your child permission as soon as possible so that your child can have access to this technology.  Permission forms can be found on the district’s cash online website.  If you have any questions about what this permission means, please do not hesitate to ask.

There are many online resources that are available to students both at school and at home.  Among the many resources available to out students, online databases, such as World Book (encyclopedia) and Tumblebooks are two of our most used resources at the elementary school level.  Tumblebooks is a large collection of online fiction and non-fiction books available in English, French, and Spanish.  To access these databases:

  • Go to
  • Click on Lord Tweedsmuir School
  • Click on ERAC BC Digital Classroom to access World Book and other databases
  • Click on Tumblebooks for online books and games

Please note, usernames and passwords are required for access.  Please check your child’s school planner or binder for a sticker label with this information.

In collaboration with the New Westminster Public Library, many of our grade 4 and 5 students will be participating in the Reading Link Challenge.  Teams of 6 students who will each read a different book will be created and will compete in a school-based quiz-styled competition in the new year.  Our top 2 Tweeds teams will advance to the district finals and perhaps beyond to regional finals.  The official kickoff for this event will be November 29th, when our public librarian delivers multiple copies of the selected books. For more information, go to .  Ms. Taylor and I are extremely excited to be leading this reading challenge!

Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re never to old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child!”  So take advantage of the wet, cold, dark days of the season to curl up with your child and share some books.  Happy reading!


Janis Bridger, Teacher-Librarian

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