Library Helpers Needed

Are you enthusiastic about The Elizabeth Downie Media Library @ ESA?

Do you think the ESA Library is amazing?

The Elizabeth Downie Media Library is looking for Library Helpers. Library Helpers will be trained in all aspects of running the Library.

Student Library Helpers will be scheduled before and after school, and/or over the lunch hour to help keep the Library open for students to use. Time spent in the Library is eligible for the awarding of Community Service hours. You need these hours to graduate!

Please fill out the New Library Helper Application Form.

Returning student library helpers that want to continue to volunteer are requested to drop by the Library on the first week of school.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Ms. Kennedy

ESA Teacher Librarian

ACL, Library and Technology Integration


Turn off Your Sites Day: A 24-Hour Challenge off Social Media

On March 6-7 (9am-9am), ESA will be participating in the 5th annual Turn off Your Sites Day. A 24-Hour Challenge off Social Media.

The entire ESA community is invited to participate in this initiative.

At lunchtime on March 6, the library will be offering students and staff, participating in the event, an opportunity to enjoy some time to unwind, unplug, get active and connect with others.

A few of the activities will be: restorative yoga for all levels, a tea and water bar, and a rest zone. There will also be an opportunity for students to fill out a ballot form to win some nice prizes. Students can sign up from now until March 6 during lunch or in the library and student services anytime.

Together we can do this.



Holiday Reads 2018

Tell us about:

Your favourite Winter Read.


What book(s) you plan to read over this coming Winter Break.

All submissions will be entered into our Holiday Reads Book Draw to WIN free stuff! Entry Forms are available at the Library Circulation Desk. Place your completed forms in the box. All submissions will also be entered into the TDSB Just Read It forum. Where you have another chance to win more FREE books! Winners will be announced on Thursday, December 20th. Get your entries in today!

Enter online here: