Library

Welcome to St. Sebastian's school library!                                        

Our collection includes fiction, non-fiction, picture books, reference, graphic novels, magazines, e-books, e-audiobooks and informational databases. Our library has desktop computers as well as use of the school's iPads. Intermediate classes can use Chromebooks (laptop computers). Each class visits the library weekly for book exchange, acquiring library skills, learning research and computer literacy.  

To browse our print collection, click Catalogue  

To learn more about the library's digital resources, such as e-books, informational databases, educational videos and online encyclopedias, click Library Resources. For more information on how to access e-books see the PDF below.


LDCSB Library Mission Statement

To provide access to a variety of informational resources to support the curriculum, foster a love for reading, and ensure the school community is effective user of information for learning and for leisure. 


LDCSB School Library Goals

  • ​​​Educate students on the functionality, organization and purpose of libraries so that they can be library users for life
  • Demonstrate how to research with purpose and process
  • Promote and foster a love for reading for pleasure and learning
  • Develop library collections that encompass a variety of formats to support the Catholic Graduate Expectations
  • Facilitate the use of technology for learning, research and communication

Thank you to everyone who supported our book fair!
 
In November 2019, we raised over $1400 to be used towards new books for our library at St. Sebastian. That's a 12% increase from sales last year.
 
Our next Scholastic Book Fair will be in November 2020.  See you then ...
Links to booklists and reading blogs specificially for young adults (YA):

Stage 1: Exploring

Tips for students:
Talk to your librarian about what is available from the library.

During this stage, I will:

 

 

Stage 2: Investigating

Tips for students:
Evaluate your sources.
Reference your sources as you go.
​During this stage, I will:
  • Select resources and gather information
  • Narrow or broaden my topic
  • Skim and scan my information
  • Take notes
 

 

Stage 3: Processing

Tips for students:
Does the information you've selected answer your questions?
Be honest. Cite your sources. Primary/Junior   MLA/APA/Chicago
 

During this stage, I will:

  • Read and understand the selected information
  • Check selected information answers all questions
  • Organize and revise notes
  • Tell the information in my own words

 

Stage 4: Creating

Tips for students:
Reflect on what you have learned.
 

During this stage, I will:

  • Review and edit my work
  • Assemble my project
  • Share what I have learned