In celebration of #CandaianSchoolLibraryDay we’re combining some things you love — free books and a chance to win prizes! Stop by the Library Mon-Wed and grab some free used books, and enter to win a variety of prizes (gift cards, books, movies, posters, candy). 1 book = 1 ticket, take 8 books, get 8 tickets to enter for prizes! There is no limit on how many books you can take, and you choose which prizes you want your tickets to go towards. All MEI Secondary staff + students are eligible to enter. Winners will be announced on Thursday.


Do you like to read the book before you watch the movie? Now’s your chance! Check out the eBook “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo or the find the entire Shadow and Bone trilogy on the library shelves at F Bar.

What some of your favourite authors are saying about this #firstpagefriday book:

“Rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance.” – Cinda Williams Chima

“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery all in one book!” – Rick Riordan

“Set in a fascinating, unique world rich with detail, Shadow and Bone was unlike anything I’ve ever read.” – Veronica Roth

one for all!

For one day only … on Monday October 25 #SchoolLibraryDay … bring in 1 days late fine payment of 25¢ to the library and get ALL your late fines removed!

Check the Schoology group MEI Secondary Library for the update post for this event, and look for your student # — if it’s listed, bring 25¢ to the library on Monday!

how to avoid library {late} fines

Wondering how to avoid library fines? Check Schoology grade group updates for library overdue lists that are posted every Tuesday. If your student # is on this list, that means you have an overdue library book that is collecting late fines of 25¢ per day until you RETURN or RENEW!


In celebration of Canadian Library Month this #firstpagefriday features a librarian as the main character — The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

“Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis.”

Why you won’t be able to put it down: “Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books when her eyes lock on a photograph in the New York Times. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in more than sixty years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names. The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer, but does she have the strength to revisit old memories? As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris and find refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, where she began forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed.”


Want your next read to be historical fiction, inspired by true events during World War II? Then this is the book for you! Check out “The Librarian of Saint-Malo” by Mario Escobar – find it on the Fiction shelves at F Esc.

What you can expect: “Libraries are being ransacked. France is torn apart by war. A French librarian is determined to resist. Told through smuggled letters to an author, an ordinary librarian describes the brutal Nazi occupation of her small coastal village and the extraordinary measures she takes to fight back.”

Truth & Reconciliation

Know their stories!
This Thursday is the National Day for #TruthandReconciliation, and #OrangeShirtDay is one way to honour the victims and survivors of the residential school systems. As there are no classes at MEI Schools on Thursday, our Orange Shirt Day will be Wednesday Sept. 29.