About the Quilchena Library

Quilchena Elementary is on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

The library at Quilchena Elementary is a place where our students and their families can find information and ideas that will help expand their imagination, knowledge, and skills to become happy and responsible citizens. It is a safe space for students to explore and develop their identities.

The aim of the Quilchena library program is to support the teaching and learning throughout the school community. This is done primarily though the collaborative planning and teaching practices of the teacher-librarian and classroom teachers. The teacher-librarian also works to support and develop the reading lives of all students.

Quilchena Elementary School is in Vancouver, BC. Quilchena has an English track and a French Immersion track. The library includes over 15,000 items in both languages (divided among 17 discrete collections). The library is open three days a week.

Quilchena’s part-time teacher-librarian is Mme Brogan.

A few of Mme Brogan’s interests at school include:

  • a reading life for EVERY student
  • growth-mindset in physical activity/education
  • interdisciplinary studies
  • Food literacy
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Mme Brogan is a member of the Vancouver Teacher-Librarians’ Association (VTLA), the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association (BCTLA), and the BC Teachers of English Language Arts. She is facilitator for the BCTF professional inquiry program.

Follow Mme Brogan on Twitter as herself @CeliaBrogan or tweeting for the library @QL_Library.