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Homework Help Centre Drop-In (Grades 3 to 8)
Elementary school students, Grades 3-8, can drop-in for homework help with a university student volunteer from the Laurier Students for Literacy Club. For more information, please email: LSFLclub@gmail.com.
Program runs from September 25 to November 30.
Monday to Thursday / 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. / Main Branch
Note: The Homework Help Centre will be closed from Octoboer 9 to 13 for University Reading Week.
Rendez-Vous For Learning (Grades 1 to 3)
Improve your child’s French reading skills, for Grades 1 to 3, by pairing them with a French Immersion High School student. In partnership with the Canadian Parents for French - Brantford Chapter.
E-mail email@example.com for more info or to register your child.
Sundays / October 22 & 29, November 5, 12, 19 & 26, December 3 & 10 / 1:30 p.m.
Book small/large group class visits to the Library, book the Digital Lab, drop-in to use the 3D printer, borrow library materials including Curriculum Kits, book a Study Room or drop-in to find a study nook in the Library!
Class Visits and Outreach
Class Visits at the Library
Bring your class to the library for an engaging, interactive workshop! All bookings require a minimum of 15 students. To schedule a FREE workshop, use the ‘Book this Workshop’ online form. Visits range from a ½ hour to a ½ day, with some options for customization.
Innovation is born of curiosity. Your students will have fun experimenting with robots, simple circuits, 3D printing, light cubes, LEGO, creative iPad apps, and more! To book this program, please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover the world of possibilities at your local library! Students will take part in a guided tour of the library, an overview of our resources, an introduction to the Digital Media Lab, and an optional iPad Library Scavenger Hunt. To book this program, please contact Sheila at email@example.com.
Make time for stories! Enjoy stories and activities.To book this program, please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Visits at Your School
Let us come to you with a pop-up workshop designed to be interactive and inspiring! All bookings require a minimum of 15 students. To schedule a FREE workshop, use the Book this Workshop online form. Visits range from a ½ hour to a ½ day, with some options for customization.
Any space is a Makerspace. We’ll bring a selection of our robots, simple circuits, and other learning resources to showcase all of the library’s amazing resources! To book this program, please contact Valeria at email@example.com.
Research Skills Challenge
The world is at your fingertips! We want to help your students build strong research skills so that they know how to search the web, access the library’s academic resources, and evaluate the information and its source. To book this program, please contact Valeria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make time for stories in your classroom! Ideal for JK – Grade 2 classrooms, your students will enjoy stories, songs, and an activity. To book this program, please contact Valeria at email@example.com.
We love being part of the community! From literacy nights to community festivals, we want to personally welcome everyone to the library and let them know about our wonderful programs, services, and collections. Please let us know if you want us to visit your event or organization. To book this program, please contact Valeria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. What is a Curriculum Kit?
A curriculum kit is to be used in a classroom. Kits contain a combination of 10-15 items including: books, DVD’s. Playaway views, CD’s, and flashcards to supplement elementary school lessons. Items are chosen by referencing the Ontario Curriculum for the specific grade level.
Materials in kits are intended for in-class use only and should not be sent home with students.
2. Who can borrow Curriculum Kits?
Kits can be borrowed by anyone with an up to date Brantford Public Library card. For organizations within Brantford who wish to use the Kits, an Institution Card may be issued on behalf of the organization.
3. What subjects are available as a Curriculum Kit?
See the complete list of Curriculum Kits.
4. How can I reserve Curriculum Kits in advance?
Consult the Availability Calendars first to see when your chosen titles are available:
January - August 2017 Availability Calendar
When you have chosen your titles and the available dates, To book a kit, please contact Valeria by e-mailing email@example.com to reserve your selection.
5. Where can I pick up/return Curriculum Kits?
Curriculum Kits will be held behind the check-out desks at the Main Library and St. Paul Avenue Branch. Please specify desired pick-up location when you reserve the Kit. Be advised we require two days notice to prepare bookings. Curriculum kits are to be returned to the circulation desks at either the Main library or the St. Paul branch. Kits MUST NOT be put into the Book Drops.
Kits are returned to the check-out desks at either the Main Library or St. Paul Avenue Branch.
Kits must not be put into the Book Drops.
6. How long may I keep a Curriculum Kit?
The loan period for a Curriculum Kit is 6 weeks. The return date will be set when you reserve your Kit and it must be returned by that date regardless of when you pick it up.
Kits cannot be renewed in order to ensure that the set is available for use by other organizations.
7. What is the late charge for books in a Curriculum Kit?
The late charge is 5 cents per day per item.
8. What is the charge if one of the items is missing?
The cost varies depending on the item that has gone missing. You will be charged the purchase cost of the specific item.