Library

This page was last updated:
March 29, 2020

Access to FREE books during COVID-19

Keep reading while St. Sebastian is temporarily closed!

 

LDCSB digital library

  • login: student number
  • password: changeme
  • Need help? View instructions here

 

London Public Library’s digital library

 

Bookaboo

  • A children's show about a famous rock star puppy dog, who needs to read a story a day
  • Features picture books
 

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
 

Audible - free during COVID-19 school closures

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

KidLit TV

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

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

  • Author Lauren Tarshis reads from her children's novel
 

Haunted Canada Road Trip

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

Peter Reynolds - Facebook Live

  • Daily read aloud by author Peter Reynolds
 

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
 

Storytime at Edmonton Public Library

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

Harper Kids

  • A collection of picture books read aloud
 

Scholastic Educationfree until June 30, 2020

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

Scholastic Learn From Home

  • Books and activities for JK - Gr. 9
 

CBC Books

  • A list of Canadian authors sharing readings of their books online
 

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)
 

International Children’s Digital Library

  • Picture books in many different languages
 

A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus - Just for Kids

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

 

Hashtags to follow:

#KidLitQuarantine

#OperationStorytime

#EPLfromHomeStorytime

 

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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):