Library

Library Hours 

7:30 am - 3:00 pm 

About your Library

John Paul II Library is an inviting, welcoming place to study and work on assignments.  While visiting, you can enjoy reading some great magazines, use computers to conduct research and complete assignments, or browse an extensive collection of Fiction books that you can check out.  It also has a large selection of Non-Fiction books that you can borrow, as well as Reference books that you can use in the Library. ​Please ask Ms. Lajoie Paquette dpaquette@ldcsb.ca if you require any assistance!

Forest of Reading
Library
 
The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers ten reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 270,000 readers participate annually from their school and/or public library. All Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.

LDCSB School Library Goals

  • Educate students on the functionality, organization and purpose of libraries so that they can be library users for life
  • Demonstrate how to research with purpose and process
  • Promote and foster a love for reading for pleasure and learning
  • Develop library collections that encompass a variety of formats to support Catholic Graduate Expectations
  • Facilitate the use of technology for learning, research and communication 

What the Research says about School Libraries
Research undeniably and repeatedly shows clear links between student achievement and the existence of libraries stocked with a variety of resources, and staffed by qualified librarians who collaborate with teachers.​

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Research Inquiry Process

London Public Library​​

 

Behaviour Expectations

All students visiting the library should expect a quiet, respectful place to study and work independently.  Socializing, playing games, eating and watching videos are activities permitted in the cafetorium.  These behaviours will not be tolerated in the library.  

Pens of John Paul II Writing ClubStudents in the John Paul II Writing Club

The John Paul II Library hosts a weekly creative writing club after school, designed to introduce students to the art of writing novels and to the modern publishing industry. The program is led by local author, Allan Lacoursiere.