Library News!

Here are some updates from the Bronte College Library!

  1. The library is open from 8am. to 4pm Monday through Friday.
  2. The library is also open in the evenings for quiet study time from 7-9pm Monday to Thursday.
  3. Mr. Bishnoi is available for math help during lunch hours and evening study time.
  4. Ms. Jackson is in the library 3 days a week to offer support to staff and students with English, plagiarism and citation.
  5. Come to the library and use our resources!

 

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Welcome Back !

Back_to_schoolWelcome back to school! We are looking forward to working with you this year in the Bronte College Library! To start the 2017-2018 school year off right, take a few minutes to look through our website to learn more about your library and what it has to offer you! You will find information regarding our hours, events, rules, researching, useful links and websites and so much more! Feel free to come to the library for a visit!

End of Semester

Hi Bronte!

As we are nearing the end of our 2016-2017 school year, we would like to post some reminders:

  • Please return all library books to the library ASAP
  • Please return all textbooks DURING EXAM WEEK ONLY to G33
  • Please pay any outstanding printing fees ($0.10/page)
  • We have extended Library hours to assist you in studying:
    • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Mon-Thurs 7:00pm-9:00pm
    • Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm

To help you de-stress, please enjoy some Stress Buster activities in the library! 🙂

Canadian Cloud Library

Access a NEW digital resource called the Canadian Cloud Library. This resource is geared toward supporting the Canadian History curriculum for secondary school students, but can also be utilized in a variety of subjects. This is great for projects and research, reference reading, searching for historical facts, as well as discovery and learning!

Here are the benefits of using the Canadian Cloud Library:

  • Access full-texts of new and recent books about 20th century Canadian history
  • High quality, relevant content
  • Locate original/primary source material (documents, speeches, photos, and more)
  • 1000s of visuals, photos, paintings, illustrations
  • All-Canadian content from knowledgable authors
  • Easy subject navigation
  • Search full-text, indexes, tables of contents, or all at once
  • Simultaneous multiple user access at all times to all books

Go to: https://canadiancloudlibrary.ca

Username: bronte

Password: bronte

OSSLT

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a mandatory standardized test for secondary school students in Ontario. The test measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects. Students must pass this in order to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

When is the OSSLT?

Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Where do I write the OSSLT?

All students who are required to write the test are assigned a room (the same room you wrote the Mock OSSLT on Thursday February 23). Please ask your homeroom teacher if you are unsure.

What will be on the test?

The literacy test assesses reading, writing, and conventions of language. Questions will be formatted in multiple choice, short writing, open-response short answer, long writing, and a news report. Practice using samples from previous years! These can be found on the EQAO website, and also @ your library!

How do I learn more?

  • Visit the EQAO website -> click here
  • Visit the Bronte College Library for resources, ask us, and/or go to the “For Students” heading via brontecollegelibrary.wordpress.com, and you will find more information about the OSSLT
  • Join Mr. Frost’s edmodo group: 8yhtih

Poetry and Short Story Reference Centre

Via EBSCO, we now have a NEW reference centre that has been added to our collection!! Students and teachers seeking reliable research on poets, short stories, and writers can now find this information here! This database contains a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.

To learn more about the database, check out the following documents:  pssrc_flyer_postsale and pssrc_flyer_postsale

Blind Date with a Book

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February is the month of love…for reading, that is. Choose a wrapped book based on your interests, check it out, and let the chemistry ignite between the two of you. Don’t judge a book by its cover! Trust us, you may find your literary soul mate ❤

 

Photo credit: http://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/blind-date.jpg

Workshop Survey

Please complete this survey so that we can provide you with more meaningful workshops. We want to know what you want to learn!

Here is the link: https://goo.gl/forms/dy2TOmPiKbK8h8813

Thank you for your participation 🙂