Holy Cross School is pleased to offer its students a fully comprehensive library that provides reading and research material to students from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. Students in all grades visit the library once per six-day cycle, where they have the opportunity to sign out books for personal reading, as well as for research assignments.
Students are introduced to many types of literature throughout the year by the librarian and are encouraged to expand their scope of genres. Furthermore, students learn effective research techniques that assist them in being able to independently find the research material they require.
The library is also involved in several school-wide events, including an annual fall book sale that occurs during parent-teacher conferences and offers books at all reading levels.
Holy Cross School annually participates in I Love to Read Month every February. To coincide with this Canada-wide initiative, the library organizes several events to promote reading, such as a daily Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time, a pledge drive to sponsor students’ reading, special guests who come into the school to read to students and prizes for top readers in each grade level.