Friday, December 25, 2009

ebook experience

Merry Christmas, Guardian-Librarian! My day was quite busy with family opening gifts around the tree, then family luncheon, Greek-style, with several varieties of grilled and roasted meats, the progression to coffee and grazing our way through several desserts...needless to say, I am beyond stuffed!

My wish came true, I am now the proud owner of a Sony ebook! I have joined the electronic reading masses and have started on the road to purusing my books from the downloads off the internet. Reading the manual was quick and the device quite easy to operate. After years of having to run VCR's, computer software, DVD's, PVR's, this ebook is gratifying in it's singular and simple functionality! My husband assisted me in registering the ebook, and downloaded my first book, the daunting 1094 pages of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina! I sat down in the most comfortable LazyGirl chair in the house and found myself completely enthralled and engaged into the 40th page after 1/2 hour! I particularly love the ease of flipping pages (NOT) and having the consistency of one page before my eyes to be read.

I am now spending a few minutes checking out the various places to find ebook downloads. So far, I have discovered the Adobe download on the Toronto Public Library(TPL) site and NetLibrary has a free portal access through the TPL when I use my library card. I have a second ebook to read for the holidays, "Tell" by Norah McClintock. Happy reading, duckies!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

FOREST OF READING 2010 website

The new Canadian author/illustrators nominated for
the Ontario Library Association awards
are now available to view online.

BLUE SPRUCE: Kinders-Grade 3
RED MAPLE: Grade 7-8

Friday, December 11, 2009


Today I set up our very first Library Blog @ Chine Drive! I hope all the students, staff and parents will enjoy hearing about the exciting news from the library program. I will be posting fun titles of books to read, fascinating new websites (and the tried and true - to remind you) and all the news from TDSB, Ontario Library Association, the Ministry of Education and any new sites from around the world that would be of interest to our community.

Feel free to email me if you have come across an interesting book or website you would like to share with us!!!


Be sure to bookmark this very important research site to help our students find all the information and sites that are TDSB approved!!

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. G. Dassios,
Your Guardian Librarian @ Chine Drive P.S.

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