Summer Reads 2018

Tell us what books you think everyone should have on their summer reading list this year.

All members of the ESA School Community are invited to contribute: students, staff, parents and graduates.

All entries will be submitted into our Summer Reads draw.

  • Entries must be received by the end of the school day on Monday June 11th to be eligible for the draw.
  • Entries may be submitted to the basket on the Library Circulation Desk (using the forms conveniently located beside said basket) or by filling out this Google Form.

All book recommendations will be posted on the ESA Library Daily Blog by the end of the school year.

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ESA Poetry Contest: Winners!

After much consideration, discussion and deliberation… We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s ESA Poetry Contest, sponsored by the ESA Library.

  • WINNER:  Paper Thin Walls by Olivia Nitti
  • Second: Past Blue Sky by Laura Kim
  • Third: Love poem/2 by Michaela Yarmol-Matusiak
  • Honourable Mention: Ageing Eyes by Alexandra Lockwood

The winners should please stop by the Library to collect their prizes…

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems to the contest.

Win Free Books for Your Class

Win Free Books For Your Class!

  • CBC Toronto is giving away Canada Reads books!
  • If you’re a high school student in the GTA, all you need to do is put yourself in the shoes of a Canada Reads panellist for a chance to win copies of the 2018 books for you and your classmates.

How To Enter

Send a one-minute pitch about a Canadian book you think everyone should read to Metro Morning or Here & Now for a chance to win.

  • Maybe you loved one of the Canada Reads contenders, or perhaps there’s another title you prefer.
  • Tell us why in 60 seconds or less and your whole class could enjoy some brand new reads, thanks to you.

Who: High school students in the GTA

What: A chance to win copies of the Canada Reads books for you and your classmates

How: By submitting your own one-minute defence for a book of your choosing — Canada Reads style!

  • You can email a recording (audio or video) of your defence to metromorning@cbc.ca or hereandnow@cbc.ca.
  • You can also leave a recording of your defence on the Metro Morning VoxBox by calling 416-205-5807.
  • All submissions will be randomly entered for a chance to win a classroom set of Canada Reads books.

ESA Poetry Contest: Submission Deadline TODAY!

Entries for the ESA Poetry Contest are due by the end of the day today, Friday May 4th.

  • Late entries may be accepted subject to the discretion of the judges.
  • Winners will be announced Thursday May 10th.

Poems can be on any topic/subject matter… there is no particular theme to the celebrations this year.

Poems must however:

  • be titled;
  • not have been previously published;
  • be formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper; and,
  • be no longer than 50 lines.

How to Submit…

  • Entries may be submitted in person to the Library… to either Ms. Wray, Ms. Kennedy.
  • We prefer entries to be submitted via e-mail to: e.s.say.says@gmail.com
  • Entries may be submitted as ‘Anonymous’… but the contest organisers must still know the identity of the poet in the event of the entry being a winning entry!

The top three entries will each receive a collection of poetry.

  • All poems will be published on the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, and included in the publication of our print volume.
  • All poets included in the print edition will receive their own personal copy of the published collection.

ESA Poetry Contest: Deadline Extended

This year, again, the ESA Library is pleased to honour National Poetry Month by sponsoring a student poetry contest.

Poems can be on any topic/subject matter… there is no particular theme to the celebrations this year.

Poems must however:

  • be titled;
  • not have been previously published;
  • be formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper; and,
  • be no longer than 50 lines.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to the end of the day this Friday, May 4th.

  • Entries may be submitted in person to the Library… to either Ms. Wray, Ms. Kennedy.
  • We prefer entries to be submitted via e-mail to: e.s.say.says@gmail.com
  • Entries may be submitted as ‘Anonymous’… but the contest organisers must still know the identity of the poet in the event of the entry being a winning entry!

The top three entries will each receive a collection of poetry.

  • All poems will be published on the ESsays Creative Writing Blog, and included in the publication of our print volume.
  • All poets included in the print edition will receive their own personal copy of the published collection.

Follow Poetry Month celebrations at @CanadianPoets or at #NPM18

The Official ESA OSCAR Challenge

And the award for best picture goes to . . .

Are you planning to watch the OSCARS this Sunday? Why not enter the ESA OSCAR Challenge.

Anyone from the ESA community can participate by sending in your lucky ballot with your ESA Student.

Don’t have time to print? Already in the building?

  • Just stop by the Library and fill out your ballot for a chance to win a pair of movie tickets!