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.

 

Access to FREE books during COVID-19

 

Keep reading while St. Sebastian is temporarily closed ... 

 

Click on the links below to select a category:

 

LDCSB digital library - Sora

 
Sora - the reading app

 

London Public Library’s digital library

 

Scholastic Educationfree until June 30, 2020

  • BookFlix
  • Shared eReading
  • TrueFlix
  • ScienceFlix
  • Scholastic GO!
 

Scholastic Learn From Home

  • Books and activities for JK - Gr. 9
  • A children's show about a famous rock star puppy dog, who needs to read a story a day
 

Storyline Online

  • Stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more ...
 

KidLit TV

  • Watch authors read a variety of children's picture books
 

Peter Reynolds - Facebook Live

  • Daily read aloud by author Peter Reynolds
 

PBS Kids Read-along with Michelle Obama

 

Josh Gad (voice of Frozen's Olaf) - a collection of funny read alouds 

 

NEW Robert Munsch - great story for kids who are missing school

  • Watch this video of the newest story from kid's favourite author, Robert Munsch
 

Todd Parr's YouTube Channel - lots of great read-alongs!

 

I'm Bored - have you ever felt bored?

  • Michael Ian Black reads his picture book + art demo with Debbie Ridpath Ohi
 

Storytime at Edmonton Public Library

  • A collection of videos from storytime at EPL (sometimes there's dogs!)
 

Story Time from Space

  • Watch real astronauts read picture books in outer space
 

Harper Kids

  • A collection of picture books read aloud
 

Unite for Literacy

  • Unite online library provides free access to more than 400 original picture books, one fourth of them written in Spanish.
  • The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages
  • To change language, click English in the top left corner (blue button)
 

LeVar Burton (Star Trek's Geordi) - sometimes he does voices!

 

International Children’s Digital Library

  • Picture books in many different languages
 

Goodnight with Dolly

  • A video series of bedtime stories read aloud by Dolly Parton
 

 

Do you want to continue reading the ten Forest of Reading books?

We started reading the first few books together, but now our library is closed.
 
You can keep reading all ten books at home by watching these videos. Only kids can vote for the winning book, so make your vote count ...
 
Find activities for each of the Forest of Reading books here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dog Man Unleashed - Chapter Three

  • Dav Pilkey reads his graphic novel
 

Harry Potter at Home

  • New to the world of Harry Potter?
  • This website was created for younger readers who might be meeting Harry for the first time
  • The first Harry Potter audio book is available for FREE in six languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese)
 

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

  • Author Lauren Tarshis reads from her children's novel
 

I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

  • Author Lauren Tarshis, reads her children's novel
 

Haunted Canada Road Trip

  • Canadian author, Joel A. Sutherland, reads from his non-fiction novels
 

Bloom by Kenneth Oppel

  • Canadian author, Kenneth Oppel, reads his sci-fi children's novel
 

Audible - free during COVID-19 school closures

  • Unlimited, free streaming of hundreds of children/teen audiobooks
  • Books are available in six languages
 

The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus

  • A special comic from author Shannon Hale's Princess in Black series
 

And Then It Happened - local authors read excepts from their popular series


Hashtags to follow:

#KidLitQuarantine

#OperationStorytime

#EPLfromHomeStorytime

 

Trouble logging into the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)?
 


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