Time Readers claim Link title

Greenwood Library Report, May 5 Boundary Creek Times

The annual Reading Link Challenge for Grade 4/5 students was held this month in both Greenwood and West Boundary Elementary Schools.

The students had read six different books, formed teams, and then were “challenged” to answer as many questions as possible about the books to test their comprehension and memory. The winning teams from both schools met on April 21 for the final challenge.

This year’s winners were The Time Readers from Greenwood Elementary, narrowly edging out The Chapter Champions from WBES. Winners received a trophy and individual medals—congratulations!

This was our second year for the Great Book Debate for Grade 6/7 students. Again, the students read six different books, but this program is different in that they analyze and get to know the main characters, and then debate how the characters would react in a certain situation/scenario.

We had the first level of debate in each of three schools—West Boundary, Greenwood, and Perley Elementary—and the winning team from each school faced off in a round robin on April 21. The top two teams from the round robin then met in the final, with The Fries and BuREADtios from Greenwood Elementary being declared the overall winners, also receiving medals and a trophy.

Both these literacy programs are supported by the Kootenay Library Federation, which provides funding for the books. The Reading Link Challenge is also supported by the Fraser Valley Regional Library, whose librarians make up all the questions for the challenges.

We will be holding our annual Victoria Day Sidewalk Book Sale on Monday, May 23, from 9 – 3 outside the library.  We’ve been collecting lots of books, DVDs, magazines, some audio CDs, and a few other items over the winter months so will have lots of selection for sale by donation.

If anyone has any books to donate to our sale, please drop by the library with them during regular open hours—thank you in advance.


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