Digital copies of Integrated Resources Packages for PLOs

Now available via the library catalog …


Digital copies of Integrated Resources Packages for PLOs

The Ministry of Education sets the education standards for students in grades K to 12 through the provincial curriculum. These standards are called Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs). PLOs outline the expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade and within each subject area.



To access the PLOs, search the library catalog (search at work, or from home):

PLOs search

Select one of the titles, and then click on the “click HERE to view link.

plo link


mainly middle earth

If you consider yourself a Tolkien fan, then embrace your inner geek and take a peek at the newest books to hit our shelves.

tolkienatlasTHE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH (find it on the shelf at 823.912 Fon)

Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day — including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history.



The hobbit : an unexpected journey : chronicles, art & design (find it on the shelf at 791.43 Fal)

A visually stunning celebration of the creative vision of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The book is packed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life, who each provide detailed and entertaining commentary that reveals the story behind the vision.

the wonder of Widgets begins

The MEI Schools Librarians are excited to present Widget Wednesday: a 30 min. session providing free training & tips on a variety of tech. resources for educators. It will be held Wednesdays in September – December 2013 in the Secondary Library. Simply pick and choose which sessions you will find most useful; select however many you are able to attend — there is no limit.

 All MEI Staff and educators in our local community are invited to join us for this time of professional development.




The Widgets begin next Wednesday with — Windows 8:

Windows 8 has some great new features that you don’t want to miss out on! In this Widget you will also learn where to find your old favorite features within the new look of Windows 8. Come with your questions ready for Tim Lewis.

Join us September 25 — 3:15-3:45pm at MEI Secondary Library.



marvels of the Mango

Need some help with your languages classes at school?

Planning on going on a Missions trip?

Try out Mango: an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French & German, and many more.

“Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. You’ll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you’ll learn how to communicate.” –FVRL


You can find MANGO by going to the FVRL website – online resources (language section).




Click on the Mango Languages link and login using your FVRL library card and pin number.

You will then be prompted to create a free Mango account.

An activation email will be sent – check your junk mail folder if you don’t see one right away…that’s where mine went!


The World Digital Library

The Library of Congress and UNESCO have partnered with national libraries, universities, and museums to provide free online access to cultural treasures from around the world via The World Digital Library: Collection of Cultural Treasures

View rare manuscripts, maps, books, recordings, films, prints, and many other important culturally historic materials from cultures around the world.