Rock City ElementaryNanaimo, British Columbia 47 / 390 Books Given
Principal Eileen Jubinville
Rock City is a large elementary school in a diverse area of Nanaimo. Our library is the hub of our school with many different activities and clubs being run from the space. Every student in our school has a class in the library each week and an open book exchange every day of the week which means students are accessing a lot of books through the library. Our circulation rates keep increasing, which is fantastic - however our collection is ageing and our library budget averages less than $2.75/student, which limits the amount of books we can purchase to replace the old books and to add new ones. We have recently removed many books that were more than ten years old, damaged, or had out-of-date information.
At Rock City, we are hoping for books that support our new readers as well as our experienced readers. We would like to add resources to support the new BC curriculum in the areas of Indigenous Education, Growth Mindset, Inquiry, and STEM. We also hope to grow our collection of upper intermediate novels, and to update out-of-date sections such as technology.
Thank you very much for supporting our library and our students!
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I am supporting Rock City Elementary School because I have been a teacher at this wonderful community school for a few years now and can see the great need for amazing literature. Our library is a gathering place in our school and we need books that inspire, encourage growth in reading skills ...
I am supporting this school because we need newer and updated books in our school library. I want to continue to foster a love of reading in our students!
One of my favourite stories was “I’ll Love You Forever”. It is my favourite book. I remember being a little girl and cuddling up to my grandma and reading I’ll Love You Forever. When I had my oldest (who is now at Rock City) my grandma sent that book to me. It holds so many amazing memories ...
I have 2 children that attend Rock City and I know how important the library is to them, and all the children at the school. I think it's important for parents to support the school whenever we can and new books is an excellent way to do that!
My Mom helped me fall in love with reading at a very young age. She helped teach me to read with the likes of Robert Munsch and Dr. Seuss (The Cat and the Hat was the first book I "officially" read by myself!) She would also read more advanced books aloud to me like Harry Potter soon after it ...
Both of my kids attend to Rock City school and one of their favourite things to do is to go to the library and sign out a new book each week. They are starting to learn to read and enjoy sharing their books. Story time at night is important in our house and it is exciting to see the ...