About Our Learning Commons

      Bayside’s Learning Commons:

A 21st Century Resource Centre

During the summer of 2013 the library underwent a major renovation including new carpet and paint and a reconfiguration of the furniture and resources. If you attended Bayside prior to 2013, you’ll find the space has changed quite a bit.

The overall goal of Bayside’s Learning Commons is to help the 21st century learner to employ critical thinking skills when accessing a variety of resource materials. As well, we work hard to foster a love of reading and provide students with a variety of reading formats, including ebooks and kobo readers. In fact, students may now access Overdrive to choose from over 400 ebook titles!  Our facility is open from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30  p.m. each day for quiet work, research and study. Chromebooks are available for student use. As well, students may borrow project kits and obtain Bristol board through the library. Bayside’s Learning Commons has a large variety of learning resources, both traditional print and computer based materials, including over 9, 000 print materials, 150 non-fiction ebooks, and several academic databases. A teacher librarian is available for assistance in locating print and online information, teaching research skills and assisting with citation requirements. Print materials may be borrowed for a two week period and renewed as long as another patron has not put a reserve on the book. Online resources can be easily accessed 24/7 through Bayside’s Virtual Library website. Students may read ebooks through this site, check out MLA/APA/Chicago Style guidelines, and use academic research databases, including Britannica (both English and French), Teen Health and Wellness and Historica (both English and French).

Bayside nomrally has an active book club, but due to covid that has been put on hold.  We hope to be back to normal for the 2022/23 school year. Typically, we have a junior and senior branch and enjoy discussions on a variety of fiction, some chosen by students and some from the Forest of Reading’s White Pine choices. Check out the Book club page for information on book choices.  Red Maple and White Pine titles for 2021/22 are available for sign out and students who read a minimum of five of the ten books will be eligible to vote for their favourite choice in April. 

The teacher librarian is always available to provide assistance and instruction.  

Library Staff

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Mrs. Morrow
Teacher-Librarian

Ms. Markuschewsky

Library Technician