The 21 Challenge

the collection keeps expanding
June 12, 2008, 9:24 pm
Filed under: new acquisitions

We received some more reading material from St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School from Oakville, ON and brand new books from the local furniture store, Wrangling River. Thanks for supporting literacy at SHSS!

In other news, the Scholastic order has come in. These new resources include the bio, chem and physics sets for grades 9-12 and the audio library (book-tape sets). They are currently stored at the back of the library where all the old career counseling materials used to be.


elder-youth exchange publication
June 12, 2008, 4:52 am
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We’ve been very busy at the IYC and SHSS working on a publication that will receive distribution across town about the youth-elder exchange that took place mid-April. Here’s a little (and very low resolution) teaser of what to expect!

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new furniture
June 7, 2008, 5:42 pm
Filed under: campaign news, new acquisitions

The library received a major upgrade on Friday with new couches and special coffee tables. Next week, they’ll be rearranged into cosy reading corners. Now we’ll have to see what we can do about getting a cappuccino machine.

These girls are helping reorganize our collection and got first dibs on the comfy couches.

The joy of reading!

for students
May 31, 2008, 8:13 pm
Filed under: new acquisitions

NOTICE FOR STUDENTS: If you need a chaperone for the Jr Prom Dance on June 13/08, come to the library to help sort our collection after school! We had a surprizingly large turnout last Friday and got a lot of work done – but there’s still more work to do and only two weeks until the dance!

Also, there has been some confusion regarding the books that have come in. These are not the “new” books, but materials from the awesome book drive donation from Yellowknife. Some of “new” books have already been ordered, while we need to work out quotes (and deals) for the rest. Students might be interested in some of the following titles we do have now:

– Naomi Klein’s No Logo
– Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth
– Heuer and Allison’s Being Caribou
– tons of books about the north and the goldrush
– Johnny Cash biographies and bios of other musicians

We also have some interesting titles now on display at the circulation desk, “Climate Change” and “Youth Voices from the Middle East”

“Your friend is your needs answered”
May 21, 2008, 5:34 pm
Filed under: campaign news, community initiatives, new acquisitions

Wonderful news: the books from Yellowknife have arrived! 23 boxes of books that Daron Letts painstakingly double-checked with us to make sure they were suitable for a school library. We would like to publicly thank everyone who made a donation to this major effort be it through a financial donation, newly purchased or used books, or in their own time and labour to help prepare materials for shipping, and last but not least, shipping sponsorship. You have all been friends to the Samuel Hearne library! I’ll let our students’ smiles speak for themselves:


Some exciting new materials that this shipment included:
– reference books for art and science
– new box sets of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings
– recent back issues of National Geographic
– Canadian fiction
– SF classics from Phillip K Dick and William Gibson
– YA fiction including donations from local author Jamie Bastedo
– climate change materials like An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
and much more!

RCMP and Schlumberger have signed on!
May 21, 2008, 5:19 pm
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We’d like to thank the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Schlumberger for their financial support! We are still considering how the RCMP can help the SHSS library for the Adopt-A-Library program, stay tuned to the rss.

Right now, we are in the midst of placing significant orders from a few educational publishers to restock our empty shelves. Quyannaini and mashi choo!

Youth Sub-Committee Meeting
May 7, 2008, 10:01 pm
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We had our second Youth Sub-Committee Meeting today at the SHSS library, which was facilitated by the Inuvik Interagency Committee. This is a new sub-committee dedicated to helping meet programming needs for Inuvik youth and students are welcome to join. Organizations involved include SHSS and the Inuvik Youth Center, to name a couple. Students are highly encouraged to become involved! If you’re a student and you have questions/comments, please speak with Mr. Guy or with a representative of your Student Leadership Council.