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!

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.

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!

Canadian Library Month

October is Canadian Library Month, and October 28th is Canadian School Library Day! This year's theme is "A Visit Will Get You Thinking". Check out what's available at your school & local libraries today, and visit the CLM Website for more details.

The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

Check out this amazing reading list, courtesy of The Guardian. They're all recommended -- how many have you read?

Giller Prize Shortlist

The Giller Prize is a major Canadian literary award, and this year's nominees have been announced. Check out the shortlisted competitors here.

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