pay your library fines online!

We are pleased to announce that MEI Secondary Library has just been added to School Cash Online – cash and cheques are no longer accepted as forms of payment. Simply login to your account and enter the fine amount in the field below the drop down list, either library or textbook fines. If you haven’t set up a School Cash Online account yet, visit HERE for instructions.
Also, just another reminder that all library fines must be removed from student accounts by 3pm on Friday June 14 if they would like to receive their yearbook on the last day of classes.
Did you know that students can check their library account online to see what they have out or what fines are owing? Visit HERE for more info and a quick how-to.

the end

Do you still have library books out? The last day to return books is Friday June 14! After that, they will be replaced and the replacement fine will be added to your account.

TIP: Keeping books past this date will also add you to THE LIST which means you won’t get your yearbook on the last day of school.

summer reading starts here!

Are you part way through a series and you don’t want to be left hanging over the summer?

Are you planning a road trip and want to bring along a few books to keep you company?

Want to borrow an unlimited number of MEI Secondary Library books over the summer break?

You can! Stop by and talk to Ms. Penner for more info.

are you feelin’ fine?

You don’t want to miss our once-a-year-only annual event — pay off late fines Tuesday April 23 to Thursday April 25 and receive 50% off!

For example, for every $1 you pay Ms. Penner will take $2 off your library account.

Curious if you have any fines or overdue books? Take a peek at the my MEI library tutorial for step-by-step directions on how to login to your library account.

grab a stack

Stop in at the library this week and grab a stack of books to borrow over Spring Break — there is no limit on how many you can borrow!

There is also a display set up with an assortment of new books and recommended reads for you to browse and borrow.

The Marrow Thieves

What happens when you can’t dream anymore? Is there even a cure? Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves tells us of a world where this has happened.

“…the world has been ravaged by global warming. Cities have crumbled from the coastlines, “breaking off like crust,” and hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis have wiped out entire communities. Millions of people have lost their lives, and those who remain have endured trauma that has led to their inability to dream — with the exception of North America’s Indigenous peoples, who carry dreams in webs woven into their bone marrow.

Set against a chaotic backdrop of torrential rain, food scarcity, and raccoons the size of huskies, The Marrow Thieves centres on Frenchie, a teenager on the run from government “recruiters.” Employed by the government of Canada’s Department of Oneirology, the recruiters forcibly take Inuit, Métis, and First Nations peoples to marrow-harvesting factories modelled after residential schools. Indigenous leaders have attempted to negotiate with governors in the capital, but working with the government has failed.”

– from the Quill and Quire review

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Kirkus Prize, the White Pine Award, a Globe and Mail Best Book and a contender in the CBC Canada Reads 2018, it appears to be a dystopian story set in Canada’s future with a message that warns us of what might come, but there are underlying themes of social justice with an echo of a sordid part of Canada’s history. If you are interested survival stories, Truth and Reconciliation, dystopian futures or all of the above, make sure you check out Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves, found on our Fiction shelves under F Dim.

Check out the book trailer below!