Adopted by Chapters Regina

Punnichy Elementary Community School

Punnichy, Saskatchewan 531 / 180 Books Given

Principal Jocelyn Armbruster For a number of years, our library has had a $0 budget. The only funding for books was through fundraising, in particular, the Scholastic Book Fair. Our community is very supportive; we successfully run two book fairs every year.

These past three years, our division has put a strong focus on literacy. The teachers and students have been working wholeheartedly and the overall literacy rates at our school have improved a noticeable amount, although we still need to improve more. We have rearranged the library, made good books more accessible, and always have neat things happening in the library. We are encouraging the students to be more excited about reading; and it is working.

Our circulation has literally tripled with the increased focus on literacy. Unfortunately, that also means our books are wearing out three times as fast! Our school has recognized the need to reallocate some funding to purchase books for the library. We have added some graphic novels and discounted non-fiction, a carpet for story time, and participated in the Willow Awards this year, but we have a long way to go to bring the library materials up to an appropriate standard. Over the last couple years, we weeded the non-fiction books from the 1960’s to the 1990's, which brought our average age of collection up to 2004.

Our library’s physical space is quite small, and we are looking at expanding to include the room next door, which will double the size of the library. Now would be perfect timing for our school to be adopted by Indigo, so that we can rejuvenate our library, and help our students continue to become more literate. They deserve it!

Favourite books Our Favourite Reads are:
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
2. Amulet series
3. Mo Willems books (Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie)
4. Robert Munsch books
5. Raina Telgemeier (Sisters / Smile / Ghosts)

180 Children
Children: 180
Avg. age of books: 10-20 yrs
$6.00 Budget/Child
Budget/Child: $6.00

Recent Updates


Punnichy Elementary Community School October 06, 2018

We're at over 360 books, which is double the goal of a book for every student!! Amazing!!!  Thanks so much everyone!!!

Spare change adds up!!

Punnichy Elementary Community School October 05, 2018

Great job students! We have been collecting change to change our libraries. We collected $102.75!!!  The Grade 8's had the fullest jar, followed by Grade 1, then Grade 5. Grade 6S collected the most money, followed by Grade 8, then Grade 5. Excellent job, students!

Our dream library

Punnichy Elementary Community School September 26, 2018

There are a lot of great ideas for our dream library, such as a haunted library, a castle with a waterslide, or a multi-roomed library with sunset painted walls. Some other great ideas are attached in the photos.


Punnichy Elementary Community School September 26, 2018

There are already over 180 books donated for our 180 students!!!  Thank you everyone for donating at Regina Chapters!!

Snowy day stories

Punnichy Elementary Community School September 24, 2018

With all of the snow this weekend, it's been a great time for story writing! We are getting a downfall of snow and stories. Thank you everyone for sharing!