The CHARLES E. WALTERS LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE’S collection consists of more than 9 000 books (fiction, non-fiction and reference), which are based on curriculum needs. The catalogue and the circulation are automated (LibraryPro v. 2.2) and a computer is provided for students to search for library materials. (also search on own account: library folder)
The library has a security system in place. Opening times are 8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m. The library is only open for tutorial users during 3rd period, no other services provided because of the librarian’s lunch break.
During the exam time the library is usually closed for technical work, but between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. it will be open for signing out or returning books. The library also houses the school’s tutorial room. There are 29 computers now available for student use.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION IN THE LIBRARY
Reference section. . .includes encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, atlases and many reference books on all different subject matters. These books remain in the library!
Book collection. . .French, German, Non-fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Short stories. . . classified using the Dewey Decimal system (briefly outlined on the end of several shelving units).
*Newspapers (Bridgewater Bulletin, The Chronicle herald, The Daily News, The Globe and Mail) and current issues of these magazines are also available: Border Crossings, CPU, Canada & The World Backgrounder, Canada World View, Canadian Art, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Home Workshop, Canadian House & Home, Canadian Living, Car & Driver, Chatelaine, Coach and Athletic Director, Deutschland, Electronic Musician, Elle, Faze, Flare, L’actulité, Maclean’s, Moneysense, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveller, New Internationalist, Our Canada, Outdoor Canada, PC World, Popular Mechanics, Saltscapes, Scientific America, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic Cooperator, Time, Today’s Parent, Visual Arts News.
Internet . . .remember to follow the guidelines for computer usage! http://www.aresearchguide.com/index.html
*this web site provides all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and present findings.
Vertical file . . . a file cabinet containing articles from Internet, newspapers, magazines, brochures, government documents, etc. on a wide range of topics. Newly updated in Nov./Dec. of 2002.
EBSCOhost. . . powerful online reference system, which offers a variety of full text databases from leading information providers. It allows you to search for information in e-journals, popular magazines, encyclopedias, etc., rather than flipping through stacks of magazines, you can now search for specific information and have the articles at your fingertips.
E-Stat . . . a dynamic interactive teaching and learning tool. It offers reliable and timely statistics about Canada (updated once a year). Besides data, there are also lesson plans and articles available. Our school is registered with E-stat.
Drop in and check out the New Books such as: A lesson Before Dying, The Road, Playing With Fire, The Game, The Almost Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Microsoft Office 2003, Sports Injuries Guidebook, Complete Conditioning for Basketball, Fidel Castro’s Cuba, Fuel and the Environment, Genocide, The Great Canadian Fact Book. Many more books on order.
Special thanks to the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg for the annual grant we received: This year we were able to purchase the "New encyclopedia of technology and applied sciences" and three award winning fiction books.
Our thanks also go to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation who granted the library $ 200.00 to purchase books on the topic of Global Warming.
Park View would like to encourage students, parents, and teachers to donate good fiction books to our library. How often do we buy a book, read it, and put in on our bookshelf, without ever touching it again? Donating it to the library makes it accessible to more people. Every donated book will be provided with a plate, commemorating the donation by you. Perhaps parents would like to commemorate the graduation of their daughter/son from PVEC by donating a book. How can this be done? Just call the library (541-8208) and we will gladly provide you with all the information necessary.
Donations of older magazines for our cut-up box are always welcomed.