A. Lorne Cassidy ES

Stittsville, Ontario

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Books Given

Andrew Canham

Principal
555 Children
10-20 Book Age (Years) *
$0.00 Budget (Per Child) *

A. Lorne Cassidy is a vibrant school with both French and English programs offered to it's students from Kindergarten to grade 8. All students love to come to the library to check out what's new and to get their hands on popular titles and series to read. Because of budget restraints over the years there has unfortunately been an enormous lack of new materials for students both in the fiction and non-fiction areas of the library. Being adopted by Indigo would benefit the students here so much, and keep their interest in reading and literacy for years to come.

Latest News

  • 418 books donated to A. Lorne Cassidy. Thank you so much!!!

    Adopt A School - October 10, 2016

    Thank you everyone for your generosity, and for helping promote literacy in our school.  The students at ALC will be so excited and appreciative of the new books that will soon be filling the shelves in the library.  Thank you so much to the staff at Chapters in Kanata who did such a gr...

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  • Week 2 a huge success at ALC

    Adopt A School - October 03, 2016

    Thank you so much!!!  The Chapters Adopt-a-School campaign has only six days left. and as of October 3rd , 328 books have been donated to our school library!  It is our hope to have one new book for every one of the 557 students attending our school this year, and with the help and...

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  • Week 1 of the ALC Adopt-a-School campaign

    Adopt A School - September 26, 2016

    Thank you ALC staff, parents, and in-store Chapters donators for such a huge success during our very first week of the Adopt-a-School program for our school library.  So far we have earned 145 books through on-line and in-store donations, and are on our way to receiving an additional 40 bonu...

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  • ALC Library fundraiser is off to a great start!

    Adopt A School - September 20, 2016

    Our fundraising is off to a great start!  On day 3 of the campaign we already have 34 books donated to our school library.  Thank you to the families and ALC staff who have donated, it is so much appreciated.

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  • ALC's Library fundraiser is about to kick off in 6 days!

    Adopt A School - September 13, 2016

    Parents and ALC community, Book your calendars and share the news with friends and family that from September 18 - October 9th  A. Lorne Cassidy will need your support to help us raise money for our library.  Visit adoptaschool.indigo.ca to donate and vote for our school, and visit the...

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Support For A. Lorne Cassidy ES

Oct 07, 2016
Stephanie Edwards

"My favourite memory from my elementary school library would have to be the Scholastic book fair that would come and set up shop. The buzz surrounding those events were always so exciting. It empowered us and brought so many types of children from different backgrounds to come together and gave us the opportunity to share a common interest. I can..."

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

"My favourite memory from my elementary school library would have to be the Scholastic book fair that would come and set up shop. The buzz surrounding those events were always so exciting. It empowered us and brought so many types of children from different backgrounds to come together and gave us the opportunity to share a common interest. I can remember going home to my parents so excited about and to show off my new purchase(s). I would delve into whatever new adventure I picked up as soon as possible. "

Donated 1 Book
Sep 28, 2016
Karen Rideout
Donated 3 Books
Oct 07, 2016
Gosia Strzelecka

"I moved to Canada from Poland when I was 7 years old and didn't know a single word in English. Through the help of some amazing teachers, I was able to spend some quality time at the school library just looking at the books and looking at the words. We used to have reading time each day through the ESL program, and I would sit in a corner and tr..."

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

"I moved to Canada from Poland when I was 7 years old and didn't know a single word in English. Through the help of some amazing teachers, I was able to spend some quality time at the school library just looking at the books and looking at the words. We used to have reading time each day through the ESL program, and I would sit in a corner and try to understand these foreign words in front of me. Over time, I started to pick up on the language and would continue to spend as much time at the library as I could. I vividly recall Barbara Reid's book The New Baby Calf, as one of the first books that I fully understood and loved reading and re-reading. A few years later, we had a program where the 4th graders would help the 1st graders with reading. The New Baby Calf was still on the bookshelf in the library, and I instantly gravitated to it, and used it to help my 1st grade buddy learn to read! "

Donated 1 Book
Oct 04, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Sep 18, 2016
Karen Timmerman
Donated 15 Books
Oct 05, 2016
Marie Dussault

"Books are magical!"

"Books are magical!"

Donated 3 Books
Sep 28, 2016
Melissa Polnick

"My dream Library of course has floor to ceiling shelves filled with books. How do I reach those books near the ceiling you ask? Why with my floor to ceiling sliding ladder of course. I will have a wall that has a window and art work all around the window. I will also have some sky lights. I need lots of light to read you know. And of course to g..."

What does your dream library look like?

"My dream Library of course has floor to ceiling shelves filled with books. How do I reach those books near the ceiling you ask? Why with my floor to ceiling sliding ladder of course. I will have a wall that has a window and art work all around the window. I will also have some sky lights. I need lots of light to read you know. And of course to get the most books one needs in a room I will have sliding shelf cases as well. Maybe a hidden room. That would be cool and very Sarah J Maas."

Donated 1 Book
Oct 07, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Sep 18, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Oct 04, 2016
Patricia Perreault

"My memories from my elementary school library is with Mrs. DeWolfe the teacher-librarian. Mrs. DeWolfe was a strict librarian who didn't take any nonsense when a class came into her library. We all learned very quickly how important good behaviour was in her presence, and how precious books were, and that libraries were not playgrounds or plac..."

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

"My memories from my elementary school library is with Mrs. DeWolfe the teacher-librarian. Mrs. DeWolfe was a strict librarian who didn't take any nonsense when a class came into her library. We all learned very quickly how important good behaviour was in her presence, and how precious books were, and that libraries were not playgrounds or places for fooling around . Her love of books was very evident, and she was always willing to help students find what they were looking for on their own using the catalogued card system to navigate the library shelves."

Donated 1 Book
Oct 05, 2016
Jo-Anne Scaffidi

"My elementary school was Cedar Street School in Beloeil, PQ. I moved there from a small town when I was 11 years old. I felt that I didn't fit in and I was quite shy, so had difficulties making friends. When I went to the library, I was in my element. I come from a long line of readers, back to my great-grandmother! The library enabled me..."

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

"My elementary school was Cedar Street School in Beloeil, PQ. I moved there from a small town when I was 11 years old. I felt that I didn't fit in and I was quite shy, so had difficulties making friends. When I went to the library, I was in my element. I come from a long line of readers, back to my great-grandmother!

The library enabled me to make new friends. Anne Shirley, Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and more. I checked out "The Secret Garden" so many times that the librarian told me I had to move on to other books.

One day my mother asked me the librarian's name. I told her and the next time my mum went into the school she went to the library to meet the librarian. As it turns out, my librarian had been my mother's grade one teacher!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Melissa Polnick

"There are a few. I used to love the scholastic days when they would come to our school and set up wonderful rows of books for us to choose from and purchase. But my favourite was story time. I still remember that is where I fell in love with Robert Munsch and his fantastic way of story telling!"

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

"There are a few.
I used to love the scholastic days when they would come to our school and set up wonderful rows of books for us to choose from and purchase.
But my favourite was story time. I still remember that is where I fell in love with Robert Munsch and his fantastic way of story telling!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 19, 2016
Wendy Calhoun
Donated 3 Books
Sep 18, 2016
Anik Mackey
Donated 3 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Trish Edmond
Donated 7 Books
Oct 05, 2016
karen

"Pollyanna was such a happy child and everyone around her ended up being happy even if they were crabby or mean. You could not be anything but happy once you saw Pollyanna. In her eyes, if you look for the good you shall find it and everyone found it. My two oldest children who are now 38 and 36, when I was sad they would say, "Mum let's wat..."

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

"Pollyanna was such a happy child and everyone around her ended up being happy even if they were crabby or mean. You could not be anything but happy once you saw Pollyanna. In her eyes, if you look for the good you shall find it and everyone found it.

My two oldest children who are now 38 and 36, when I was sad they would say, "Mum let's watch Pollyanna" as they knew that once I watched it, it would make me happy inside and that I felt like I could accomplish anything. This book would be great for any person as it makes you warm all over reading it. Any problems, that you had, were not that bad once you either read the book or saw the movie. Every child and grown should read this book, especially right now in this world of wars and unhappiness in parts of the world. We only have one life to live and why not be happy and why not help our fellow man/woman/child/animal....Why not.

I have felt like I am Pollyanna, as people have said all my life that I do look for the good in people. We all have good in us. I wish the whole world, could see the world through Pollyanna's eyes.

Karen Koba"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 30, 2016
Susan Clow
Donated 7 Books
Oct 07, 2016
K Bailey
Donated 3 Books
Oct 03, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Sep 19, 2016
Anne Marie Garbolinsky
Donated 7 Books
Oct 09, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Sep 21, 2016
Sarah Peters
Donated 3 Books
Sep 26, 2016
kim parker

"The Fitzpatrick's"

"The Fitzpatrick's"

Donated 1 Book
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 30, 2016
Susan Clow

"I'm supporting the A. Lorne Cassidy library for a few reasons. My four children have attended this school since 2001, three have graduated and my fourth is now in grade five. I myself am a school librarian who understands the issue of library funding and the challenge to purchase new books with no allocated budget. I passionately believe th..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I'm supporting the A. Lorne Cassidy library for a few reasons.

My four children have attended this school since 2001, three have graduated and my fourth is now in grade five. I myself am a school librarian who understands the issue of library funding and the challenge to purchase new books with no allocated budget. I passionately believe that a school library should be an excellent and primary source of reading material for the students of that school. These are just a few.

Sheila Barry of Groundwood Books wrote a blog, February 18, 2015, titled Publishing Children's Books That Matter. The following two sentences stood out to me and are now part of my philosophy of purchasing new books for my own library.

"Many children are not free to visit a public library or bookstore independently, but every child is required to go to school. And this is why school libraries must ensure that all Canadian children have access to all kinds of books."

We may not restrict our children from going to the library but sometimes our lives get so busy it's challenging to schedule regular public library visits. We enjoy taking our children to the bookstore and they love going but we simply cannot afford to purchase all the books they would like to read. Our children go to school five days a week and in their school is a beautiful library. Ideally, that school library would have all kinds of books they could read. That is why I am supporting the A. Lorne Cassidy library."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 21, 2016
Barbara Button
Donated 7 Books
Oct 13, 2016
Melissa Polnick

"So that's a really hard one. Just 3? Im going to go in age groups here. Starting from 3-5 - A book with no pictures by BJ Novak (a wonderful read aloud sure to get teachers high fives for reading it) 6-8 Lets keep them interested with Bunnicula by James Howe- It's a book for everyone. and for the 9-12 group I'm going to have to go with Wonder..."

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

"So that's a really hard one. Just 3? Im going to go in age groups here. Starting from 3-5 - A book with no pictures by BJ Novak (a wonderful read aloud sure to get teachers high fives for reading it)
6-8 Lets keep them interested with Bunnicula by James Howe- It's a book for everyone.
and for the 9-12 group I'm going to have to go with Wonder.
That's my list. A little bit for each age group.
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Donated 1 Book
Sep 18, 2016
Patricia Perreault
Donated 3 Books
Oct 07, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 7 Books
Sep 30, 2016
Patricia Perreault

"What better joy is there in seeing children coming to their school library where they feel welcome and excited to find that perfect book to read. That chosen book can open up their minds and peak their interest, and expand their worlds. Books can take them anywhere."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"What better joy is there in seeing children coming to their school library where they feel welcome and excited to find that perfect book to read. That chosen book can open up their minds and peak their interest, and expand their worlds. Books can take them anywhere."

Donated 1 Book
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