Secondary Library Access

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Many studies have shown that reading not only improves academic achievement but it also improves the quality of our lives. As fellow readers who can’t imagine living without regular access to physical books, we have great news for you!!

Your faithful librarians at both campuses are planning on “opening” the Libraries for checking out books. From the most recent document regarding public health guidelines for school settings, “there is no evidence that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted via textbooks,paper, or other paper products. As such, there is no need to limit the distribution of books or paper based educational resources to students due to concerns about virus transmission.” Following safe guidelines as outlined by the Ministry of Education and Dr. Henry, we will be making books available to all families who are interested.

Secondary Protocol:

  1. Complete the Form to receive your own login username and password for the JKCS Library Catalog Interested in a Secondary Library Account?
  2. Once you receive an email with your login credentials, you can access the Catalog at TheBridge Learning Commons Website
  3. Log in at the top corner and search through Destiny Discover or the Catalog. For searching tips, see Mrs. DeWith’s intro video. JKCS Secondary Library Intro Video
  4. Select books and place a HOLD on them. (choose between 3-5 books). This step must be completed by Sunday evenings.
  5. Mrs. DeWith will prepare a Book Bag labelled with your name and will have these book bags ready for pick up on Wednesdays between 1-2:30pm. (the bags will be on a table just inside the front lobby door). **If this time frame doesn’t work for you, please email Mrs. DeWith directly.
  6. Each week that you pick up a new bag, please bring your old Book Bag (with the books left inside) and deposit it in the Drop-off Bin. These book bags will be washed and re-used!

I love the partnership that happens within the JKCS Community. Let me give you a small example: prior to our gr. 11 Outreach Trip to Guatemala, Mrs. DeWith was looking for help to sew cloth bags that could be used to donate baby clothes during hospital visits in Guatemala. Annie C. (Gr. 12) and Mrs. Dantier stepped up and volunteered!! Although the bags weren’t able to be used in Guatemala, they are now ready to be turned into Book Bags for distribution. Thank you, Annie and Mrs. Dantier. We couldn’t have done it without you.