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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.
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
London Public Library’s digital library
- e-books, e-audio books, picture books, novels and graphic novels
- Library card required to login
- Don't have a card? Request a temporary card
- Books available in -
- A children's show about a famous rock star puppy dog, who needs to read a story a day
- 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 ...
- Watch authors read a variety of children's picture books
Peter Reynolds - Facebook Live
- Daily read aloud by author Peter Reynolds
Josh Gad (voice of Frozen's Olaf) - a collection of funny read alouds
- Josh reads Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer
- Josh reads The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
- Josh reads The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
- Josh reads The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros
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
- A collection of videos from storytime at EPL (sometimes there's dogs!)
- Watch real astronauts read picture books in outer space
- A collection of picture books read aloud
- 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!
- LeVar reads Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
- LeVar reads Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
- LeVar reads How to be a Pirate by Issac Fitzgerald
- LeVar reads My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
- LeVar reads two poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
- Picture books in many different languages
- A video series of bedtime stories read aloud by Dolly Parton
Forest of Reading Program 2020
Do you want to continue reading the ten Forest of Reading books?
Dog Man Unleashed - Chapter Three
- Dav Pilkey reads his graphic novel
- 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)
- Author Lauren Tarshis reads from her children's novel
- Author Lauren Tarshis, reads her children's novel
- Canadian author, Joel A. Sutherland, reads from his non-fiction novels
- 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
- A special comic from author Shannon Hale's Princess in Black series
And Then It Happened - local authors read excepts from their popular series
Other Resources during COVID-19
- Coronavirus: Book For Children
Lunch doodles with Mo Willems, author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
- DC Comics Kids Camp - Fun activities hosted by DC Comic authors
- Dav Pilkey - watch this special message from the author and illustrator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants
- Barbara Reid - author and illustrator shows how she makes her famous plasticine scenery from her beloved children's books
- Sing-a-long with Baby Shark's newest song - wash your hands do do do do do
- Justin Trudeau answers kids' questions about COVID-19
- What's Up with This Coronavirus - an educational comic for kids by Elise Gravel
Hashtags to follow:
How to Access e-books
Password Help during COVID-19
Library Mission Statement and Goals
LDCSB Library Mission Statement
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
Scholastic Book Fair 2020
- Teen reading blog at London Public Library
- Goodreads Young Adult Books
- Toronto Public Library teen book site
- Edmonton Public Library teen site
- Ontario Library Association's 2020 Red Maple Award nominees (fiction)
- The most exciting YA books to read in 2019
- Scholastic Canada Teen Reads site
- What Should I Read Next?
Research Inquiry Process
Stage 1: Exploring
Tips for students:
Talk to your librarian about what is available from the library.
During this stage, I will:
- Choose a topic
- Develop questions
- List what I already know
- Access library resources
Stage 2: Investigating
Reference your sources as you go.
- Select resources and gather information
- Narrow or broaden my topic
- Skim and scan my information
- Take notes
Stage 3: Processing
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
Reflect on what you have learned.
During this stage, I will:
- Review and edit my work
- Assemble my project
- Share what I have learned