Library & Resources
The Middle and Senior School Resource Centre
The Middle and Senior School library at Albert College is a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in which students study, learn and socialize. This newly renovated centre features space for students to collaborate on projects, share their work and recharge themselves, as well as their computers. Often referred to as the Resource Centre, or RC, it is true to its name, providing both the space and the materials necessary for student success; from computers and printers to copiers and caring staff.
The print collection contains approximately 10,000 volumes, including a reference section and a fiction collection. There are also many online resources available. In this information age, online subscriptions allow Albert College students access to a wide variety of electronic media, including full text databases, several International periodical and newspaper databases as well as online encyclopaedias.
Albert College's librarian is a trained, highly qualified professional. As an information specialist, the librarian assists students with research techniques, computer skills and proper referencing to meet the requirements of the school. Students may apply to become Resource Centre Monitors (RCM's) to provide assistance with library-related activities. The library also welcomes assistance from parent volunteers.
The library annually hosts a Canadian author visit, the Albert Reads program, book clubs, read-a-thon and many special events for the benefit of the students and school.
Albert Reads Poetry
Every year, the entire Albert College Family is encouraged to read the same book or body of work from the same author. This communal reading, like a huge book club, generates conversation and fosters a lifelong love and habit of reading. This past year, Albert College embraced poetry by inviting Canadian Poet Robert Priest to speak about the writing process and the performance aspect of Spoken Word Poetry. To learn more about Robert, click the link to his website here: POET ROBERT PRIEST
The EPLC and Junior School Library
The EPLC and Junior School library is located in the Junior School. It is a bright and beautiful space filled with books, cozy reading nooks, a piano and imagination! Complete with a fireplace salvaged from the old Victoria Manor, the atmosphere is inviting and dedicated to the wonder and curiosity of the students. Staff and volunteers keep the library open and accessible to the students every day.
Class visits promote a love for literacy through weekly book selection. Research using both texts and computers are common functions of the space, however, it serves many other purposes. For example, our primary music classes make use of this space, which includes a SMART Board. On some mornings and in the evening it provides a location for our After School Care Program. Divisional presentations such as speeches, spelling bees, author visits and other presentation that enrich the learning experiences of our students occur in the Resource Centre as well. Other activities that the library space is used for include the annual book fair and Chess Club practices.