Our Librarian:

Mrs. Knodel is our teacher-librarian at Cultus Lake Community School.  She has been a teacher for 27 years and she LOVES books!  She is also the teacher-librarian at Greendale Community School.  Before moving to Chilliwack, she taught in Vancouver, West Vancouver, and even the Philippines!  She is passionate about reading and loves to share her love of books with students.  She is married and has two sons.  In her free time, she likes to ski, hike, play pickleball, watch her sons play volleyball and travel with her family, have coffee with friends and, of course, read!  Her favourite book right now is "All the Light We Cannot See."

Library Schedule:  

I am at the school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  On one of these days, students should be returning their books, either to exchange them or renew them.  Students can also put books on hold and I will deliver them as soon as they are available.  Click on the following link to access our catalogue and put books on hold (maximum of 2).  Username is student's ID number.  Password for K-3 is student's birthday (YYYYMMDD) and password for 4-5 is the same as his/her district computer login.  Please check with me if you need any help logging on.

 

Destiny Discover

Also, click on the following icon to access our district online databases and resources:

 

Encyclopedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Incentive Programs:

This year, your child will receive monthly Bingo sheets.  Each month will have a slightly different reading challenge.  Please sign and return these sheets at the end of each month to be entered to win some awesome book prizes!  You can also print out the monthly bingo cards from the attachments below.

 

Reading Link Challenge:

Here are the books for the 2021/2022 school year!!  Interested Grades 4 and 5 students will begin meeting with Mrs. Knodel in December.

RLC2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One School One Book:

Our title for 2022 is . . .

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the book to go directly to the "One School One Book" website.

 

Hot Picks:

Stay tuned to see some of our most popular titles!

 

Free Audio Stories and Ebooks:

audible Check out Amazon Audible for free streaming of books and audio stories.
Free Children's stories Free Children's Stories is a great website that allows you to customize stories by age and genre.
FVRL The Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering free, online, e-card sign up to everyone that will give instant access to all of their resources.
storyline online Storyline Online is a great place to listen to a variety of picture books being read aloud.  New ones are always being added.
Epic books With Epic Books, you can access a HUGE digital library for kids 12 and under, complete with learning videos, quizzes and more.
scholastic At the Scholastic website, you can discover all sorts of literacy activities, organized by grade, that you can do together at home.  A hilight is "Virtual Book Fests" with some of your favourite authors.
vooks Enjoy a curated, ad-free collection of animated read-alouds with Vooks.  Lots of enjoyable titles here.
tumblebooks The Tumblebook library is a great one to check out because of the options of great graphic novels and non-fiction too.  Please use username: sd33 and password: reads

 

 

Readalouds and Workshops from some of your favourite authors and illustrators:

Harry Potter at home Discover the Wizarding World of Harry Potter right from home.  Such an awesome website by J. K. Rowling.
Dav Pilkey An awesome site by Dav Pilkey where you can interact with some of his favourite characters like Dog Man and Captain Underpants.  Lots of fun tutorials too.
Mo Willems Interact with Mo Willems on his YouTube channel called "Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems."  There are lots of episodes up there already and he is adding more.
shel silverstein Check out favourite poet Shel Silverstein's website for different lessons, activities and drawing tips.
Oliver Jeffers Stay at home story time with Oliver Jeffers.  Every day, Oliver reads one of his stories and talks a bit more about how it was made.

Todd Parr, beloved childrens' author, has created "Todd TV", based on some of his best picture books.  Your little ones will love this.

Mac Barnett, author of many favourite picture books and chapter books, does weekly readalouds every Monday on his instagram page.  He is the author of many books like, "How This Book Was Made", "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole" and "Mac B. Spy Kid."