CKSS Library

Welcome to the CKSS Library!

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Looking for your next great Fiction read? Use the resources below, or see Mr. Thomson in the Library!

School Library User Experience Survey

The Halton District School Board is looking for feedback about your school library experience via this survey. Please feel free to fill it out if you are a CKSS student.

Governor General's Literary Awards Winners!

The "GGs" are a set of major Canadian literary awards, and this year's winners have been announced. Check them out here.

Booker Prize Winner!

The Booker Prize is a major international literary award, and this year's contest just ended: Canadian Margaret Atwood is one of the co-winners, with The Testaments! Check out her selection, and the winner's work, here.

Giller Prize Winner!

The Giller Prize is a major Canadian literary award, and this year's winner is Ian Williams for his novel Reproduction. Check out the story here.

Forest of Reading

Nominee titles for the 2020 Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program have been announced! Check out the selections here -- Red Maple & White Pine books will be available at the CKSS Library soon!

Library Information:

Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Monday - Friday, holidays & school closures excepted

Facilities: Main Library, 1 Seminar Room, Computer Area

Policies: No food or drink at computers; the library is a place of quiet research, writing, study, or collaboration

Loans: 2 weeks for books, 3 days for AV items & magazines, 1 day for Chromebooks; student card and clear account required for sign-out

Fees: Lost or damaged books assessed at replacement cost + processing fee

Accessibility: The CKSS Library is wheelchair accessible; the CKSS Library staff have ASL competencies

Networking: HDSB wireless access

E-Learning: Support is available here

Orientation: Grade 9 Library Orientation begins in mid-September

Staff: Teacher-Librarian - Mr. R. Thomson, Library Technician - Mrs. D. Walker