Listowel Eastdale Public School

Listowel, Ontario

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Books Given

Alice McDowell

Principal
285 Children
10-20 Book Age (Years) *
$10.00 Budget (Per Child) *

The average age of books in the library is 19 years according to our library database. This K-6 school has been here for more than 50 years, and is experiencing student population growth. With recent additions to the school, upgrades to technology and staff that are keen on teaching and inspiring children to read, a more current selection of books would be a great asset to the school. Many of the current books are aged and dog eared from use. Thank you for your consideration.

Support For Listowel Eastdale Public School

Sep 27, 2016
Justin Webster

"I began teaching Grade 6 at Listowel Eastdale twelve years ago. In that time, there have been students that entered the classroom door who couldn't or wouldn't read. With a little pressure in the form of nagging, I've seen these reluctant, struggling readers find the right book and become voracious readers just like that. They read progressiv..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I began teaching Grade 6 at Listowel Eastdale twelve years ago. In that time, there have been students that entered the classroom door who couldn't or wouldn't read. With a little pressure in the form of nagging, I've seen these reluctant, struggling readers find the right book and become voracious readers just like that. They read progressively higher level books and they consumed them like they were starving. The big thing is...finding the right book that is going to start the process in motion. And the puzzle is you never know what the right book is going to be. Sure, there are dependable fallbacks: authors, genres, and series that the bulk of the students will embrace. But the right book that will cultivate that love of reading for any given student is elusive. With Indigo's generous donations, my school is gaining ground on having the right book for each student."

Donated 1 Book
Oct 09, 2016
Patti Coghlin
Donated 3 Books
Oct 05, 2016
Kathy Nichol

"We live in a farm community. I myself am a 5th generation Canadian farm boy. Growing food for people is honourable but also full of drudgery and sometimes outright boredom. Having libraries allows our imaginations to leap and consider not just who we are but what we can be . Every school and community should have the opportunity to dream now and..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"We live in a farm community. I myself am a 5th generation Canadian farm boy. Growing food for people is honourable but also full of drudgery and sometimes outright boredom. Having libraries allows our imaginations to leap and consider not just who we are but what we can be . Every school and community should have the opportunity to dream now and then. That's what libraries do for us."

Donated 1 Book
Oct 03, 2016
Susan vieira
Donated 2 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 05, 2016
Anonymous

"Eastdale is a wonderful school! 3rd generation is now attending...we love this school."

"Eastdale is a wonderful school! 3rd generation is now attending...we love this school."

Donated 7 Books
Sep 28, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 5 Books
Oct 03, 2016
Kathy MacNeil

"I came to Listowel Eastdale as Librarian/Technical Resource this September and am delighted to be here. The staff and students are truly awesome. Although the library here has many many books in lots of categories, most of the books are well read, with many of them faded, taped together and dog eared. On the up side, it shows that the studen..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I came to Listowel Eastdale as Librarian/Technical Resource this September and am delighted to be here. The staff and students are truly awesome. Although the library here has many many books in lots of categories, most of the books are well read, with many of them faded, taped together and dog eared. On the up side, it shows that the students here LOVE books! I am excited to see the positive response to this program. Thanks Indigo, and thanks to all who are supporting this program to get some new books into the school. "

Donated 1 Book
Oct 07, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 4 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Philip Bowman
Donated 2 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Jennifer Harrison
Donated 5 Books
Sep 28, 2016
Naomi McIlroy
Donated 2 Books
Sep 26, 2016
Elicia Taylor
Donated 10 Books
Sep 22, 2016
Jamie Stanners

"So Happy that the kids are going to get some fantastic new books!"

"So Happy that the kids are going to get some fantastic new books!"

Donated 3 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Delena Bender
Donated 3 Books
Oct 07, 2016
Shaun Schedler

"Growing up in the small town of Elmira, Ontario I attended John Mahood Public School. Every Tuesday and Thursday in grade 1 and 2 we would get 1 hour a day in the library. We would file in to the library and we always had an older class of kids there waiting to read to us (reading buddies). We were able to pick out any book we wanted to have ..."

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

"Growing up in the small town of Elmira, Ontario I attended John Mahood Public School. Every Tuesday and Thursday in grade 1 and 2 we would get 1 hour a day in the library. We would file in to the library and we always had an older class of kids there waiting to read to us (reading buddies). We were able to pick out any book we wanted to have read to us. I can remember there was a big porcelain bath tub filled with pillows that a few of us kids got to sit in every so often ( student of the day and 2 friends ). When we got to the library I would always have a few books in mind but my absolute favorite was Where the Wild Things Are. I would have my reading buddy read it to me, then help me try to figure out the words along with their help, and then I would check the book out for the night so I could read it again before bed time.
I currently have 2 children who attend Eastdale in Listowel, Ontario and both of them would ask me to read them stories before bedtime. My son always wanted to hear The Spooky Old Tree ( Berenstein Bears ) and my daughter was always I Love You Forever, My Baby You'll Be. The joy it brought to my kids face when they were able to read half of the book to me was amazing, and the feeling was indescribable. "

Donated 1 Book
Oct 09, 2016
Nancy Skinner

"I just retired from teaching Kindergarten at Listowel Eastdale. I have seen first hand the impact books can have in the lives of children of all ages. Our Kindergarten children loved spending time in the library and our classroom "Book Nook" Read aloud times were a favourite part of our day. Books are a common ground we all enjoyed tog..."

Why are you supporting this school and their library?

"I just retired from teaching Kindergarten at Listowel Eastdale. I have seen first hand the impact books can have in the lives of children of all ages. Our Kindergarten children loved spending time in the library and our classroom "Book Nook" Read aloud times were a favourite part of our day. Books are a common ground we all enjoyed together regardless of the topic or format of book. Without the resources available from our school Library teachers could not provide as many amazing opportunities to open up the world of reading to our students. I want to thank Indigo for supporting Eastdale and so many other schools, enabling those schools to inspire future generations through the love of reading. Good literature inspires children to reach for the stars.
Nancy Skinner"

Donated 1 Book
Oct 05, 2016
Jana McCutcheon
Donated 3 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Gayle Prout

"I assisted our local school kindergarten teachers while our kids attended those years. As a parent volunteer as was able to sit and encourage junior and senior kindergarten students to read aloud to me and watch thier excitement grow as they found a love of reading! For them to move up in levels of reading and understanding, and have one to on..."

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

"I assisted our local school kindergarten teachers while our kids attended those years. As a parent volunteer as was able to sit and encourage junior and senior kindergarten students to read aloud to me and watch thier excitement grow as they found a love of reading! For them to move up in levels of reading and understanding, and have one to one positive attention at each achievement was truly rewarding for myself, watching some of them come out of thier introvert selves as well as slowing down some extroverts to explore a new world in books!
Please support this local elementary school!"

Donated 1 Book
Sep 22, 2016
Erin Smith
Donated 3 Books
Oct 05, 2016
Paul Nichol

"In Grade 5 I was introduced to Wilbur the Pig from Charlotte's Web. I grew up on a pig farm full of spiders and hogs. I always knew they had their own personalities if only someone could put a voice to them."

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

"In Grade 5 I was introduced to Wilbur the Pig from Charlotte's Web. I grew up on a pig farm full of spiders and hogs. I always knew they had their own personalities if only someone could put a voice to them."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 25, 2016
Ashley Blagrave
Donated 1 Book
Oct 08, 2016
The Harwoods
Donated 6 Books
Oct 05, 2016
Wilma McLaughlin
Donated 7 Books
Sep 26, 2016
Lori Ward
Donated 3 Books
Sep 21, 2016
Krista Wheildon
Donated 3 Books
Sep 26, 2016
Colleen Jackson
Donated 14 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Cara Loube
Donated 4 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Jill Fowler

"My absolute favourite character is Spinelli's David Zinkoff from his novel "Loser." The book is about a boy whose quirks remain unchanged while those around him grow out of theirs. Things Zinkoff used to do when he began school that were celebrated have lost their lustre and he must deal with the notion of being an outsider. The novel is espe..."

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

"My absolute favourite character is Spinelli's David Zinkoff from his novel "Loser." The book is about a boy whose quirks remain unchanged while those around him grow out of theirs. Things Zinkoff used to do when he began school that were celebrated have lost their lustre and he must deal with the notion of being an outsider. The novel is especially important because--as an adult--Zinkoff is the kind of boy who you'll remember. From a student's perspective, Spinelli lets you know it's okay...and even good... to be different."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 22, 2016
Jenny Weishar Heibein
Donated 3 Books
Sep 21, 2016
Curtis Hunter
Donated 1 Book
Sep 29, 2016
Harold O'Krafka
Donated 10 Books
Sep 21, 2016
Jordan Tucker
Donated 3 Books
Oct 13, 2016
Paul Nichol

"In Grade 5 I was introduced to Wilbur the Pig from Charlotte's Web. I grew up on a pig farm full of spiders and hogs. I always knew they had their own personalities if only someone could put voice to them."

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

"In Grade 5 I was introduced to Wilbur the Pig from Charlotte's Web. I grew up on a pig farm full of spiders and hogs. I always knew they had their own personalities if only someone could put voice to them."

Donated 1 Book
Sep 28, 2016
Lynn Riskie Kearns
Donated 5 Books
Sep 27, 2016
Julie Erwin
Donated 2 Books
Sep 22, 2016
Anonymous
Donated 3 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Sandy Johnston
Donated 7 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Carling-Allan Buchanan-Molenhuis
Donated 3 Books
Sep 26, 2016
Harriet Noseworthy
Donated 2 Books
Sep 24, 2016
Sonia Arnold
Donated 3 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Jody Hutchison
Donated 3 Books
Sep 24, 2016
Kirsten Keil-Mehlenbacher
Donated 1 Book
Sep 22, 2016
Kelly Bridge
Donated 3 Books
Sep 21, 2016
Beckie Martin
Donated 3 Books
Sep 22, 2016
Debra Strachan

"Good luck with building your resources"

"Good luck with building your resources"

Donated 7 Books
Sep 29, 2016
SHELLEY GROSHAW
Donated 1 Book
Sep 26, 2016
Michelle Burn
Donated 3 Books
Sep 20, 2016
Jenesta davidson
Donated 15 Books
Oct 13, 2016
Jodi Town

"My favourite character is Rory from Finally 12 by Wendy Mass. She is my favourite character because she is not very popular and she is okay with it. Also, a lot of bad things happen to her and she goes along with it. Rory is very nice, she helped a lot of people with run away dogs, missing books and other things. She is turning twelve and makes ..."

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

"My favourite character is Rory from Finally 12 by Wendy Mass. She is my favourite character because she is not very popular and she is okay with it. Also, a lot of bad things happen to her and she goes along with it. Rory is very nice, she helped a lot of people with run away dogs, missing books and other things. She is turning twelve and makes two wish lists. One is for smaller things and the other is for the big things she wants. There's also a movie being filmed at her school. Rory auditioned along with other people from her school. The stuff she got from the wish list she realized she doesn't need it or want it. Also, she thinks that family and friends are better then phones and toys. That is why Roy is my favourite character."

Donated 1 Book
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