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Tomie dePaola, author and illustrator of over 200 children’s books, once said,

“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” 

There are different reasons and ways to read. We read for enjoyment, escape, and connection. We read for knowledge and understanding. We read to ourselves. We read aloud, with, or to others. 

Benefits of reading to or with your child/students 

  • Develop and improve language skills. 
  • Improved imagination and creativity. 
  • Support cognitive development. 
  • Assist academic success. 
  • Develop a connection or bond with your child or students. 
  • Increased concentration. 

Benefits of reading for your child, students, or self include: 

  • exercising our brain.  
  • improves concentration. 
  • teaching us about the world around them. 
  • improving vocabulary and language skills.  
  • re-reading favourite books helps develop confidence and success at using language.   
  • helping develop imagination and curiosity. 
  • assist us to learn to make sense of the people and world around us. 
  • Reading helps build social-emotional skills. 
  • If you read often and widely you get better at it. 

Elementary Library

The Elementary library has a collection of approximately 33, 000 books available for students to borrow, including a large Chinese, Korean, German range, and some books in French, Spanish, Japanese.

Secondary Library

There are over 20,000 volumes in the secondary library, including books in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish and French. We have at least 2500 books in these World Languages section.