Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Ottawa, Ontario

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Books Given

Kimberly MacDonald

Principal
230 Children
10-20 Book Age (Years) *
$2.00 Budget (Per Child) *

We are a needy school that doesn't receive any funding for new books. We get books for the library through donations or book fairs, that take place once a year during Education Week. Students at our school love reading and we would love to be able to get brand new books, current books and shiny books that catch the attention of our students.We need books to get students excited about reading, learning, discovering facts and help create interest for beginner readers . Students at our school love non-fiction books, graphic novels and picture books and we would love to get more of these in English, French and other languages for all grade levels (K-6).

Support For Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Oct 13, 2016
Chantel Burton

"I have had the privilege of working as an Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for 9 years. Our children are the best! It makes my heart so happy to see how excited they get when it's their turn to visit the library. It's like Christmas, they really are that excited. The joy on their face when we get new books in is magical. I lo..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I have had the privilege of working as an Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for 9 years. Our children are the best! It makes my heart so happy to see how excited they get when it's their turn to visit the library. It's like Christmas, they really are that excited. The joy on their face when we get new books in is magical.
I love seeing their imagination shine or how proud they are to share new facts they've learned from a book. Reading transforms them. It takes them places. It allows them to dream. Honestly, it really allows them to just be children. Our students face so many challenges outside of the classroom, ones that most adults would have a hard time coping with. Reading allows them to just escape from all of that for awhile. They can go anywhere, be anything.
I think what I love most is just how much they genuinely appreciate being read to and how involved they get. "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 28, 2016
Sarah Vanasse Hong

"I loved going to my elementary school library. Bookstores were uncommon in the small town I lived, and the public library was a long long walk. We only had one car which my dad would take for work so it was a treat to go to the public library. We would go visit our school library every week and I still remember the excitement when I would fin..."

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

"I loved going to my elementary school library. Bookstores were uncommon in the small town I lived, and the public library was a long long walk. We only had one car which my dad would take for work so it was a treat to go to the public library.
We would go visit our school library every week and I still remember the excitement when I would find a Nancy Drew or Bobbsey Twin book that I had not read yet. The school library was a place to get books that we did not have at home. "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 21, 2016
Darlene Brushett

"To help my niece Katie to reach her 86 acts of kindness."

"To help my niece Katie to reach her 86 acts of kindness."

Donated 3 Books
Oct 06, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Sep 19, 2016
Sarah Hong

"Thanks Diane & Owen!"

"Thanks Diane & Owen!"

Donated 9 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Sarah Hong

"Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a school with big heart, both with the staff and the children. Teachers are passionate about their students and the principal is leading the charge towards literacy. We have a very small collection and many of the books have seen a lot of love and need for repair. The chance to add new books, books that the childre..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a school with big heart, both with the staff and the children. Teachers are passionate about their students and the principal is leading the charge towards literacy. We have a very small collection and many of the books have seen a lot of love and need for repair. The chance to add new books, books that the children request but we have little funds for would be amazing and mean so much to everyone."

Donated 1 Book
Oct 05, 2016
Sandy Fontaine
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
Sep 24, 2016
Darlene Brushett

"I am supporting this school because this is where my niece Katie is teaching. I love to read and has a teacher I always read to my children.We need to instill the love of reading in our children. Katie is trying to reach her goal of 86 acts of kindness and what a better way than helping children.I hope your school enjoys the books . Maybe one da..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I am supporting this school because this is where my niece Katie is teaching. I love to read and has a teacher I always read to my children.We need to instill the love of reading in our children. Katie is trying to reach her goal of 86 acts of kindness and what a better way than helping children.I hope your school enjoys the books . Maybe one day I may get a chance to visit your school.Good luck , I hope you receive so many books you have to pass so along to other needy schools."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 18, 2016
Lisa Gagne-Hohner
Donated 3 Books
Sep 26, 2016
Kimberly MacDonald
Donated 3 Books
Sep 21, 2016
Colleen Gushue
Donated 3 Books
Sep 19, 2016
Christine Francoeur
Donated 7 Books
Oct 06, 2016
Sarah Hong
Donated 3 Books
Oct 05, 2016
Maria R Ryan
Donated 3 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Chantel Burton

"I have had the privilege of working as an Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for 9 years. Our children are the best! It makes my heart so happy to see how excited they get when it's their turn to visit the library. It's like Christmas, they really are that excited. The joy on their face when we get new books in is magical. I lo..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I have had the privilege of working as an Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for 9 years. Our children are the best! It makes my heart so happy to see how excited they get when it's their turn to visit the library. It's like Christmas, they really are that excited. The joy on their face when we get new books in is magical.
I love seeing their imagination shine or how proud they are to share new facts they've learned from a book. Reading transforms them. It takes them places. It allows them to dream. Honestly, it really allows them to just be children. Our students face so many challenges outside of the classroom, ones that most adults would have a hard time coping with. Reading allows them to just escape from all of that for awhile. They can go anywhere, be anything.
I think what I love most is just how much they genuinely appreciate being read to and how involved they get. "

Donated 1 Book
Oct 06, 2016
Mark Bauermeister
Donated 3 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Sarah Vanasse Hong

"My dream library would be an inviting space full of so much to discover. I would love to see it filled with books to entrance any child who walks in. I believe there is a book for everyone. When someone says to me they don't like to read, I will say you just haven't found the right book yet. I would like to see a book collection that would ..."

What does your dream library look like?

"My dream library would be an inviting space full of so much to discover. I would love to see it filled with books to entrance any child who walks in. I believe there is a book for everyone. When someone says to me they don't like to read, I will say you just haven't found the right book yet. I would like to see a book collection that would fill this need, non-fiction, fiction, graphic novels books, chapter, picture books, books for advanced readers, books for emergent readers. I would want a book for everyone. Especially the reluctant reader!
"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 26, 2016
Tori Murray

"I have many favourite Children's book characters. Two of my favourite are Elephant and Piggie, from Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series. These two characters are best friends, funny and help teach kids to read in an engaging and hilarious way. The are always there for each other and have the best adventures. Every school library should Elepha..."

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

"I have many favourite Children's book characters. Two of my favourite are Elephant and Piggie, from Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series. These two characters are best friends, funny and help teach kids to read in an engaging and hilarious way. The are always there for each other and have the best adventures. Every school library should Elephant and Piggie books in them!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 24, 2016
Kaitlin seath

"I'm going to pick my 3 favourite books from elementary school for 3 different age groups. :) every library should have these! 1. Kindergarten-grade 2ish: Sadie and the snowman by Allen Morgan. I vividly remember this story from kindergarten. I always wanted to see if I kept a snowman under a porch or covered up would it last all year. :)..."

What are the 3 books every school library should have and why?

"I'm going to pick my 3 favourite books from elementary school for 3 different age groups. :) every library should have these!

1. Kindergarten-grade 2ish: Sadie and the snowman by Allen Morgan.

I vividly remember this story from kindergarten. I always wanted to see if I kept a snowman under a porch or covered up would it last all year. :) I use this story in my classroom in January when it's kinda blah outside. We read the book, then do experiments. We take real snow from outside and make the same size snowmen (just one ball) and make different things to keep it protected and predict which one will melt he fastest. It's wonderfully exciting to see :)

2. Grade 4 and up- The giver by Lois Lowry

This has been my favourite book since I read it. I read it every so often still. I loved not knowing what happened to Jonas and Gabe at the end.....I could make up my own ending. I recently found out that she wrote more novels that are all connected to the first. I obviously bought them all and loved them. Lois Lowry is an amazing author and really anything you choose written by her is amazing!

3. All ages:
Pickle things by mark brown

Pickles everything! I always laugh at this book and wish wish WISH it would be printed again. My cousins had a copy and it was my favourite bed time story when we visited. :) I would be thrilled if every library had a copy!

Bonus:

Any of the HARRY POTTER SERIES!

I'm currently reading my 6 year old son the first illustrated Harry Potter. I'm excited that a new book will be released each year so we can anticipate it together just like I did when I was young :) "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 18, 2016
Jennifer Flejszon
Donated 3 Books
Oct 06, 2016
Donna Crowley

"Donna Crowley"

"Donna Crowley"

Donated 3 Books
Oct 13, 2016
Sarah Vanasse Hong

"Three books every school library should have Is hard to define. I would rather to share three authors. Dr. Seuss has written many books over the years with a great rhyme scheme and simple vocabulary to encourage early readers Robert Munsch has written many books that have entertained children and makes for a great story time Phoebe ..."

What are the 3 books every school library should have and why?

"Three books every school library should have
Is hard to define. I would rather to share three authors.

Dr. Seuss has written many books over the years with a great rhyme scheme and simple vocabulary to encourage early readers

Robert Munsch has written many books that have entertained children and makes for a great story time

Phoebe Gilman has written many wonderful books from The Balloon Tree. Something from nothing and of course Jillian Jiggs books with her wonderful pigs"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 27, 2016
Kimberly MacDonald

"I am the principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and the best part of my day is going into classrooms during lunch and reading to children. Sharing a favorite book is a great way to connect with students. I am reading the Alchemist, which is one of my favorite books, to a grade 5 class. The mother of one of the grade 5 boys shared that ..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I am the principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and the best part of my day is going into classrooms during lunch and reading to children. Sharing a favorite book is a great way to connect with students. I am reading the Alchemist, which is one of my favorite books, to a grade 5 class. The mother of one of the grade 5 boys shared that this is her son's favorite part of the day!

Today I was in a grade 1 class and read one of their favorite books - FROGS, which has the most amazing photographs of really cool frogs. The students were completely engaged and after the story was read, they enthusiastically shared their many and varied personal experiences involving frogs. I think this class should write their own book about frogs! "

Donated 1 Book
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