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All library books are now due

All library books borrowed from the Gladstone Library Learning Commons are now due. Please drop them off at the Library, either inside or in the box outside, if you are coming in for a class.
If you are not coming in, please ask someone else to drop them off for you.
Thank you!
We hope you are all doing well!

Check these out!

Vancouver Public Library

Even though the Vancouver Public Library is closed during this time, there are many activities and resources  available online. If you live in Vancouver and need a library card, the VPL is issuing temporary cards online that will give access to the Digital Library.

Check out the various events at the VPL (use the categories on the left hand side of the page to filter your results) for online activities.

Do you need some reading materials (e-books)? Homework help? Would you like to submit a piece of writing or artwork for the third volume of the teen journal Ink? Explore the Teen pages.

Other suggestions

The Canadian Children’s Book Center, with funding from the Canadian Arts Council, has created an amazing youtube channel called Bibliovideo. which contains videos of book trailers, author interviews, book readings and videos for educators. Check it out for sure!

Take a look at Project Gutenberg; a digital library of over 60,000 free e-books.

Arts & Culture: Virtual Museum of Canada, Google Arts & Culture, The Canadian Museum of History. The Museum of Anthropology at UBC, The Museum Computer Network, Top 10 Virtual Museum Tours,

Digital resources: Electronic Resources from The UBC Education Library,

More info coming soon!

Hi all, we hope you all are doing well! Please contact either Ms. M or Mr. Jakoy if you need any help with research, resources, where to find digital resources such as e-books and audio books and more. We are here to help!

There are lots of helpful links on the tabs above, in particular the VSB Library Catalogue. If you have forgotten how to login to get to the databases and/or need the passwords please contact Ms. M. or Mr. Jakoy for help.

I will be posting more info soon! So stay tuned.

Ms. M


Welcome back!

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer break. We are excited to see all of you in the Gladstone Library Learning Commons soon. 

The Learning Commons has a wide variety of fiction books, graphic novels, information books and more! We also have computers available for use, a printer/photocopier/scanner, as well as other materials for projects and presentations.  

Both Mr. Jakoy and Ms. Montroy can help you find the right book for you to read during Silent Reading/Well-being time or for at home, as well as assistance with research and technology.

Come on in and “Check” us out soon! 



Welcome back!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a fabulous summer!

New student cards will be coming (now that pictures have been taken), however don’t wait for your  new card to arrive. You can still take out books without a card, so come and take a look at what is here in the Library Learning Commons.

We have a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, graphic and popular non-fiction, so we are sure you will find something that is a good fit!

See you soon!


Sunny weather! Free time!
Relax with a good book this summer…

The Vancouver Public Library has a site dedicated to you.

Find book recommendations, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities to bank service hours.

Check out new materials, popular series titles, book suggestions, reviews, and more.

How about joining the Teens Read it First program to get your hands on brand new books straight from the publishers:

Be the first to read and review teen books before they’re released!

  1. Visit the Champlain HeightsDunbarHastings, or Oakridge branch. Sign out and read a book from the Teens Read It First shelf.
  2. Rate it out of five stars and write a review (under 250 words).
  3. Submit ratings and reviews to teens@vpl.ca to get one community service hour for every 100 pages of the book!

Resources for Summer School

VSB Summer Experience

VSB Library Databases

VSB Library E-books & Video Guides

VPL Homework Help & Resources

May reading take you to many amazing places this summer; see you in September!

Want to draw comics this summer? Want to be a part of history?

Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House is working on a community-based history project that needs your involvement!

How? Join the heart of the project in July & August – take part in weekly summer comics workshop for youth!

The aim of the project is to get community members like yourself engaged in your own history, and the history of this place. During the workshops, you’ll learn how to create comic-narratives based on your own experiences, archival materials, and interviews with people in the community. Participants will meet up once a week for 2-3 hours during July and August – time of day to be decided on by the group.

The comics you create will be displayed to help other community members see and learn about the history of our neighbourhood.

Contact Maya at Cedar Cottage for more info:



To view the posters with more info click HERE and HERE!

Library Books Due May 31st, Overdue Books Due Yesterday

The library is in the process of checking our collection and shutting down for the school year.

In September, the library will be using a new computer system, so we are trying to clean up all of the lost & missing items before transferring over the collection.

Students — please return all library books by May 31st!

If you have overdue books or fines on lost books, we will not issue your yearbook (if you purchased one) until you come to speak with Ms. Fletcher or Mr. Jakoy.

Staff — please return all library books by May 31st! If it is a resource you still need at the start of June, then please return it as soon as you’re done with it. If you would like to borrow items for summer school or planning, please speak with Ms. Fletcher or Mr. Jakoy.

Thank you for your co-operation!


Murder Mystery in the Library Learning Commons!

Who killed Svetlana Mirova?

The picture below shows a group of Gladstone students trying to solve the murder of Svetlana Mirova, a brilliant yet difficult to get along with scientist who was working on “The Effect of Bromine in Influencing Cell Membrane Signaling in E-Coli” at the time of her death.

Come on into the Library Learning Commons to see if you can figure out who did it!