The Eleanor Armstrong Library is at the heart of our school,
both physically and educationally. Its thousands of books and many computers
serve the needs of all students in the Niakwa Place School community.
Literacy is promoted through story reading sessions, book exchanges and
special activities such as I Love to Read month. Throughout the year, the
library hosts speakers and events that relate to classroom needs and the
school’s theme. Niakwa Place School unifies different classes and grade groups
through common themes and special events. The teacher-librarian collaborates
with teachers on group projects and assists students by teaching research and
The library is named in honour of Eleanor Armstrong, who worked as the
librarian from the time the school opened in 1974 until her retirement in
The library program includes:
Literacy promotion through story reading (for younger students) and book
exchange (for older students). New books are displayed on a regular basis.
Resource-based learning – the teaching of information skills through
research projects using books, periodicals and the Internet.
Special student programming – speakers, authors and artists are invited to
meet with students to enhance student learning and supplement curriculum areas.
I Love to Read month – Special themes and activities running through the
month promote reading, writing, illustration, the art of storytelling and the
joy of literature.