June Library Contest

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Have you heard the news about our June Library Contest?

Staff and students are invited to tell us: What does the BT Library mean to you?

There are 2 ways to enter: complete a paper ballot in the Library (for display on our Library bulletin board) or complete a google form via the BT Library website/Twitter feed (link: http://goo.gl/forms/g9qRhX2BOe9MAyWs2).

The contest ends Friday, June 24th.

One student & one staff response will be chosen to win a Book Basket prize (a basket filled with new books)!!!



Forest of Reading 2016

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The 2016 Forest of Reading program ended with great success this month as students voted for their favourite title and some of our Red Maple readers attended the Festival of Trees event in Toronto.


Here are BT’s favourite 2016 Forest of Reading books (as voted by students who read at least 5 of the nominated titles) as well as the official winners for each category:


Spring Reads

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With some unseasonably cold weather this spring, I was easily able to curl up with a book and get lots of Spring reading done these last few months including picture books, graphic novels, novels for 9-12 year olds and YA fiction.  Here is a brief snapshot of the titles I’ve read since February.  I highly recommend all of them.

Winter:Spring reads

Winter/Spring in the BT Library

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After some bizarre winter weather in Spring, it seems warmer temperatures have finally arrived!  Lots has been happening in the BT Library so here is a quick look at some highlights over the last few months:


  • Winter Scholastic Book Fair
  • Forest of Reading Class Previews


  • Forest of Reading program start-up
  • Family Literacy Day – Staff Picks on display
  • Family Literacy Day – “Dress as Your Favourite Book Character” Spirit Day


  • Black History Month bulletin board & books on display
  • Black History Month read alouds
  • Freedom to Read Week “Language Talks”
  • Intermediate Freedom to Read contest


  • Lana Button Kindie Author Visit


  • Junior Battle of the Books
  • Senior Battle of the Books
  • Spring Scholastic Book Fair
  • Forest of Reading Voting


  • Charis Cotter Gr. 5&6 Author Visit
  • Mental Health Awareness Week books on display
  • Staff vs. Student Battle of the Books match (congrats to the Staff!)
  • Festival of Trees field trip

Stay tuned for end of year details and previews of what’s to come in the 2016/2017 school year.

– Miss Westbury