Rock City Elementary

Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Books Given

Eileen Jubinville

Principal
355 Children
10-20 Book Age (Years) *
$3.00 Budget (Per Child) *

We are a large elementary school in a very diverse and transient area of Nanaimo. We have a high population of low income families as we are surrounded with apartment and shared housing complexes. Our library budget averages less than $3.00/student. The library is the hub of our school with many different activities and clubs being run from the space. More students than ever are accessing media through the library. Our circulation rates keep increasing, which is fantastic, however our collection is ageing. I have spent the last two years removing any text over 10 years old or that was damaged, had inappropriate and/or out-of-date information. I weeded almost 2000 titles from our collection. This decimated several sections of the library. I am looking for resources that fill those gaps, meet the needs of emergent readers of all ages, and captures the attention of my most prolific readers as well. We are planning on new sections to meet the needs of the new BC curriculum that supports Aboriginal Education, Inquiry in many subject areas and to update out-of-date sections such as the STEM areas specifically technology. Thank you for supporting our library.

Support For Rock City Elementary

Sep 21, 2016
Tanya Osolin
Donated 9 Books
Sep 23, 2016
Ellen Oxman
Donated 3 Books
Sep 18, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Oct 01, 2016
Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

"Way to go! Supporters across Canada put 5 books in your school library from our Facebook LIKE challenge."

"Way to go! Supporters across Canada put 5 books in your school library from our Facebook LIKE challenge."

Donated 5 Books
Oct 04, 2016
Brittany

"My favourite memory from my elementary school library was the expierence of getting to take out books. This was one of the first things in my life I was able to decide what I wanted and take it out by myself . I was responsible for it for an entire week. When I was young I remember picking the books with the most colour to them , or the most ..."

What is your favourite memory from your elementary school library and why?

"My favourite memory from my elementary school library was the expierence of getting to take out books. This was one of the first things in my life I was able to decide what I wanted and take it out by myself . I was responsible for it for an entire week. When I was young I remember picking the books with the most colour to them , or the most coloured pages , as I got older I remember friends of mine we would all get a series such as goosebumps and read them , and then swap with a friend untill the entire series was read. Our own little mini book club . Friends that I still have to this day and now instead of talking about goosebumps books or baby sitters club we are talking about books for our children . "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 28, 2016
Anonymous

"Read on!"

"Read on!"

Donated 3 Books
Sep 29, 2016
Nicole Blakey

"I loved my school library. Reading was and still is a great escape. "

"I loved my school library. Reading was and still is a great escape. "

Donated 3 Books
Oct 04, 2016
Chelsey Flood

"My daughter just started attending Kindergarten at Rock City and it makes me so excited to see how excited she is to bring a new book home from the library every week. I love being able to read the amazing books that I loved bringing home from the library when I was in school. Brings back so many memories and I am excited to share these memori..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"My daughter just started attending Kindergarten at Rock City and it makes me so excited to see how excited she is to bring a new book home from the library every week. I love being able to read the amazing books that I loved bringing home from the library when I was in school. Brings back so many memories and I am excited to share these memories with my kids. They think it is so amazing that they are reading some of the same books that I read when I was in school!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 23, 2016
Tracy Cook
Donated 3 Books
Oct 08, 2016
Grace Dierssen-Pereszlenyi

"It can all start with a book..."

"It can all start with a book..."

Donated 3 Books
Sep 18, 2016
Sheena Robertshaw
Donated 3 Books
Oct 02, 2016
Sylvia Blakey

"The love of reading forever enriches lives, and should be encouraged at every age."

"The love of reading forever enriches lives, and should be encouraged at every age."

Donated 3 Books
Sep 23, 2016
Michelle Aya
Donated 3 Books
Sep 23, 2016
Diana Moffat
Donated 7 Books
Sep 29, 2016
Bonnie Pereszlenyi
Donated 3 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Cathy Fowler

"My Dream Library is a bright open space that embraces everyone who steps through its doors. Light streams through a glass ceiling while trees and plants grow within, giving you the feeling that you are both entering and leaving a different world. In this world ideas, dreams and stories are shared through the media of books, technology, creativi..."

What does your dream library look like?

"My Dream Library is a bright open space that embraces everyone who steps through its doors. Light streams through a glass ceiling while trees and plants grow within, giving you the feeling that you are both entering and leaving a different world. In this world ideas, dreams and stories are shared through the media of books, technology, creativity, and through the voices of those within. A visitor to the library may choose to lounge on multi-function furniture or gather with others in collaborative areas devoted to sharing, learning and knowing. With both areas of solitude and areas of community the library provides for anyone wishing to lose themselves in a new adventure or share one with others. My dream library provides a safe haven for those seeking acceptance, a place to sit and dream and a place to escape for a while. All who enter my dream library are treated with respect and are given the opportunity to share their story, for everyone has a story to tell. "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 24, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 1 Book
Sep 22, 2016
Tara Brianna Chelsea Robbins
Donated 6 Books
Sep 19, 2016
Sheri Lynn Titus
Donated 3 Books
Oct 13, 2016
Krista Christian Watts

"I am supporting this school because my children go to this school. When our school had it's open house the library is the first place both my kids wanted to so us. Reading is a big thing in our house, any support I can give our school library I know is appreciated. Keep up the good work Mrs Fowler."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I am supporting this school because my children go to this school. When our school had it's open house the library is the first place both my kids wanted to so us. Reading is a big thing in our house, any support I can give our school library I know is appreciated. Keep up the good work Mrs Fowler."

Donated 1 Book
Oct 03, 2016
Melissa Rivard

"I believe that every child matters and that every single student in our school deserves to walk into an amazing library that is warm, cozy and full of colourful books to read. Our school is so deserving for so many reasons. MY hope is that one day we will be able to line the shelves with knowledge."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I believe that every child matters and that every single student in our school deserves to walk into an amazing library that is warm, cozy and full of colourful books to read. Our school is so deserving for so many reasons. MY hope is that one day we will be able to line the shelves with knowledge."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 23, 2016
Lorna Jean
Donated 3 Books
Sep 24, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 7 Books
Oct 04, 2016
Krista Christian Watts

"I am supporting this school because my children go to this school. When our school had it's open house the library is the first place both my kids wanted to so us. Reading is a big thing in our house, any support I can give our school library I know is appreciated. Keep up the good work Mrs Fowler."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I am supporting this school because my children go to this school. When our school had it's open house the library is the first place both my kids wanted to so us. Reading is a big thing in our house, any support I can give our school library I know is appreciated. Keep up the good work Mrs Fowler."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 20, 2016
Pascale Allard
Donated 7 Books
Sep 28, 2016
Tanya Osolin

"Reading is my first love. It can take you to magical lands and far off places that you may never get to visit. It can give you adventures that are impossible, and allow you to meet people that have passed or never existed. Reading can teach you life lessons and give knowledge you might never learn through experience. If you can read, you can ..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"Reading is my first love. It can take you to magical lands and far off places that you may never get to visit. It can give you adventures that are impossible, and allow you to meet people that have passed or never existed. Reading can teach you life lessons and give knowledge you might never learn through experience. If you can read, you can do anything. I want our children to do anything and everything. "

Donated 1 Book
Oct 04, 2016
Alisha De Vries

"I loved reading Amelia Bedelia as a child, and now enjoy reading them to my two boys. The way she always took things at face value makes for great entertainment. My boys will now always get a kick out of 'dressing' a chicken. Reading has always been something I've loved and I so enjoy watching the love for reading grow in my boys. Characters lik..."

Who is your favourite character from a children's book and why?

"I loved reading Amelia Bedelia as a child, and now enjoy reading them to my two boys. The way she always took things at face value makes for great entertainment. My boys will now always get a kick out of 'dressing' a chicken. Reading has always been something I've loved and I so enjoy watching the love for reading grow in my boys. Characters like Amelia Bedelia help this love grow!!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 26, 2016
Barbara Nicolle

"My very favourite memory when I was in Kindergarten was library day....getting to go to the library and pick out a book to take home for a week made me feel like I was a big kid and I looked forward to going to that magical place every week."

What is your favourite memory from your elementary school library and why?

"My very favourite memory when I was in Kindergarten was library day....getting to go to the library and pick out a book to take home for a week made me feel like I was a big kid and I looked forward to going to that magical place every week."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 19, 2016
Sheri Lynn Titus
Donated 3 Books
Sep 19, 2016
Crystal Linn
Donated 7 Books
Sep 26, 2016
Sarah Davidson

"My elementary school is no longer standing but I still manage to drive by the site once every few years and allow myself some gentle nostalgia. The library of my school was underground; it was the basement of the school, which was also where the bathrooms were. I would ask to go to the bathroom many times a day and slowly dawdle along, dragging ..."

What is your favourite memory from your elementary school library and why?

"My elementary school is no longer standing but I still manage to drive by the site once every few years and allow myself some gentle nostalgia. The library of my school was underground; it was the basement of the school, which was also where the bathrooms were. I would ask to go to the bathroom many times a day and slowly dawdle along, dragging my feet on the dank, cold cement floor outside the library, peering in at the rows and rows of books. My teacher must have thought I had some medical issues with my constant bathroom requests! My favourite memory of the library was the feeling of freedom within its walls. I could choose any novel, go on any adventure, and become any character. My parents had no say or sway over my selections; it was just me and my own judgement as a reader. My school librarian was the teacher at the school that knew me the best, and she never placed limits on how many books I could take or how often I could exchange books. I think she knew how much I depended on those books to be my best friends. "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 23, 2016
Leasa Maarie Ferneyhough

"I fell in love with reading at a young age. I've always had a healthy imagination but exploring like through the eyes of another, one story at a time is something that will never grow old for me. I hope you guys get the library of your dreams! ❤"

"I fell in love with reading at a young age. I've always had a healthy imagination but exploring like through the eyes of another, one story at a time is something that will never grow old for me. I hope you guys get the library of your dreams! ❤"

Donated 3 Books
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