CKSS Library Learning Commons
THE CKSS LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS IS A PLACE OF QUIET WORK, READING, AND STUDY
Welcome to the CKSS Library Learning Commons!
Looking for your next great fiction read? Use these resources:
OSSLT Library Closure
Please note that the Library, and its resources -- including Chromebooks -- are not available on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18th & 19th, in periods 1 & 2, due to the writing of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Forest of Reading
The CKSS Forest of Reading Program is on; check out the Red Maple and White Pine selections! Read 5-10 books by the end of April and vote for your favourite, along with students from across Ontario!
Check out the full book lists by category here, and see Mr. Thomson in the Library to sign up.
Humber Flash Fiction Contest
Calling all story-tellers! Humber's Bachelor of Creative and Professional Writing Program is hosting a Flash Fiction Contest for Ontario high-school students, featuring publication and cash prizes! Click here for more details, and submit your short story of 250 words or less by March 31, 2023.
Eating in the Library
The CKSS Library is a place of quiet work, reading, and study. If you wish to eat a snack in the library while doing these things, you may. Using the library for eating a full lunch is not allowed.
The library is not a place for eating lunch and/or socializing loudly; please move to the cafeteria or a hallway location if you want to do these things.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, holidays & school closures excepted
Facilities: Main Library, 1 Seminar Room
The library is a place of quiet work, reading, and study
Students may snack in the library if working, reading, or studying quietly; lunches are to be eaten elsewhere
The library is not available for socializing on a lunch or spare period: please use the hallway / cafeteria / outdoor space for this
All garbage is to be disposed of by students; moved furniture is to be returned when done
No food or drink is allowed at the library computers
Loans: 2 weeks for books, 3 days for AV items & magazines, 1 day for Chromebooks; student card and clear account required for sign-out
Accessibility: The CKSS Library is wheelchair accessible; some CKSS Library staff have ASL competencies
Networking: HDSB wireless access
Live Grade 9 Library Orientation tours take place in September / October
View this CKSS Library Orientation (2021) video if new to the school; please note that Covid restrictions are no longer in place
Teacher Librarians - Ms. McPhee & Mr. Thomson
Library Technician - Ms. Walker