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textbook form

Staff … it’s that time of year again! Time to let me know what textbooks your classes need.


Please click on the picture above for a direct link to the online Textbook Request Form on the library blog.

Your completed form needs to be submitted by Friday August 29!


TEXTBOOK DAY will be on Thursday, September 4th – more information will be coming soon.

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Want a sneak peek at some of the books headed to MEI Secondary Library’s shelves this next school year?

Start making your “I want to read that” list!


Are you a grade 9-11 student returning to MEI Secondary that wants to keep reading over the summer? MEI Secondary Library is happy to announce that you can now check books out for the summer! Stop by and chat with Ms. Penner for more details.

summer reads

The annual summer display of new and recommended reads is ready to be checked out …
Stop by the MEI Secondary Library and grab a stack of books before you leave for the summer!

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Lists of students NOT getting yearbooks have been posted in the library. You may be on this list for reasons besides library fines so stop by and make sure your name isn’t there!


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Did you have a favorite book as a child?

Do you love random trivia-tastic tidbits of information?

Check out this video featuring John Green as he takes a look “at the fascinating back-story behind the books from your childhood”, mentioning 47 charming facts about children’s books, on the weekly YouTube show for Mental Floss.

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Time to dig out your overdue library books … all books must be returned to the library by June 11th.


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ForSuchATimeKate Breslin’s debut novel has hit our shelves! Find it F Bre.

“In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Colonel Aric von Schmidt at the transit camp of Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, she is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller. However, in order to survive and maintain her cover as Aric’s secretary, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz.

Suspecting her employer is a man of hidden depths and sympathies, Stella cautiously appeals to him on behalf of those in the camp. Aric’s compassion gives her hope, and she finds herself battling a growing attraction for this man she knows she should despise as an enemy.

Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp’s prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt. When her bravery brings her to the point of the ultimate sacrifice, she has only her faith to lean upon. Perhaps God has placed her there for such a time as this, but how can she save her people when she is unable to save herself?”

-Baker Publishing

From modern to historical, Esther’s story lives on. Take a look three more retellings for this story of faith.


Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on May 7, 2014 and tagged , ,


“Citizens, gather ‘round your loudspeakers, for we bring important updates!”

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.”

Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.

-          Goodreads



Come browse more exciting award winners on the library spinner! Or browse online by searching “AP Book List” in our catalogue.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on May 5, 2014 and tagged


MEI Secondary Library is happy to once again host a UFV Library and Information Technology Practicum Student.

Ms. (Miranda) Dahl will be here a couple days a week for the month of May.

Make sure you stop by to say hello and welcome her to MEI Schools!