Library & Resources
The Middle and Senior School Resource Centre
The Middle and Senior School at library at Albert College is a comfortable and easy atmosphere for students to study, learn and socialize. This newly renovated space 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, it is true to its name, providing both the space and the materials necessary for student success; from computers to printers, copiers and caring staff.
The print collection contains approximately 10,000 volumes, including a reference section and a fiction collection. There are also many resources available online. 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 and online encyclopaedias.
The 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 a lot of conversation and fosters a lifelong love and habit of reading. This year, Albert College is excited to read poetry. We have invited Canadian Poet Robert Priest to speak to us 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
Later in te year, we will be hosting a school-wide poetry slam. A friendly competition of original spoken-word poetry.
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 and imagination. Complete with a fireplace salvaged from the old Victoria Manor, the atmosphere is inviting and dedicated to the wonders and curiosity of the students. Staff and volunteers keep the library open and accessible to the students everyday.
Class visits to promote a love for literacy through weekly book selection and research using both texts and computers are common functions of the space. However, it serves other purposes as well. 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 guests who enrich the learning experiences of our students occur in the resource centre as well. Other activities that the library space is used for includes the annual book fair and Chess Club practices.