A Note from Mrs. Trower:
I am so excited to be here at Stella Niagara. Everyone here has been extremely kind and made me feel right at home.
It has always been my philosophy that a library has two main purposes: to instill a love of reading and to assist the patrons as they navigate through the vast oceans of information that threaten to drown us. I will strive to have the Stella Niagara Library fulfill these two purposes, and have a lot of fun along the way.
"When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does," - You've Got Mail
I love this quote and agree with it 100%. How many of us consider Lucy Pevensie, Anne Shirley, or Joe and Frank Hardy our friends from childhood? There is something about the moment when you match a child to a book that you know will become part of him or her, that is both a joy and a privilege. I like to do book talks to entice children to choose something new, and certainly have fun showing off new purchases for the collection.
The Big 6
We are constantly being bombarded with information. Knowing how to find information efficiently and effectively is the key to success in this information driven age. The basis of our Information Literacy curriculum is the information problem solving system called The Big 6. This system takes any information problem and breaks it down into six manageable steps. Each grade is using this system for projects appropriate to their level. The steps are:
1. Task Definition - WHAT do I need to know?
2. Information Seeking Systems - WHERE can I find the information I need?
3. Location and Access - GO find the source and access the information within it.
4. USE of Information - Engage the source (read, listen, watch) and Extract the needed information,
5. Synthesis - SHOW what you have learned by organizing your information and creating a product.
6. Evaluation - WELL, how did you do?
Look on the "Library Lesson" page to see what your child(ren)'s class is up to. Please feel to stop by and see what's new in the Library!