School Library and Learning Commons Resource Page

Learning Never Ends We Will Help You on The Journey!

It kinda goes without saying at Sir Adam Beck learning is seen as a lifelong pursuit. But it's not an easy one. In fact, it takes a great deal of commitment, perserverance and hard work! In the school library learning commons, ask the Teacher-Librarian, or one of the Toronto Public Library librarians if you need assistance with research, or selecting the right-fit book or with a project you're working on. We're here to help!

Library Musings...


  • May Library Learning Commons Update

    Time flies when you’re having fun, or at least that’s the what the old adage says. And at Sir Adam Beck, we’re having fun! If only the weather would cooperate just a little… As we move into May we reflect on weeks just gone by and weeks to come. The Silver Birch Reading group wrapped […]Read More »
  • April Learning Commons Update

    As we move into the final three months of the year, new opportunities for learning and collaborating spring up! The podcast group’s first podcast will be uploaded shortly and they have some plans to interview different people and talk about different events here at SAB over the next three months. As mentioned in a previous […]Read More »
  • March Library Learning Commons Update

    We launched our first ever ‘Read for a Day’ event on March 8th with the goal of emphasizing the importance of reading and giving students an opportunity to explore different ways they can read. Author Philip Roy presented from several of his works in both French and English and he brought along some of his […]Read More »
  • February Learning Commons Updates

    February is always a busy month of the year. Heading into this month we are celebrating CARNAVAL as a whole student body with lots of different winter activities and traditional Carnaval foods. And this month we celebrate African Heritage month with The Toronto Public Library offering a couple of programs to help inform students and […]Read More »
  • Extra-curricular Activities

    It’s a brand new year with brand new opportunities for students! Below you will find information about two separate clubs that will begin this month! Please note that both clubs require parent consent, especially with The Innovator’s Club because it will be an after-school program. Further, the Innovator’s Club will also require the student to […]Read More »

Learning Commons New Titles and Resources and
STEM Resources From All Over the World


Learning Commons News

Our very first 'Read for a Day' was a success! We hope to have a day like this quarterly, with different themes and with different visitors who can help our school develop life-long literacy habits. Our next 'Read for a Day' will be held on May 17th, 2019. If you have ideas, we would love to hear them!

New Titles

New books come into the Sir Adam Beck library all the time. Many new French titles have just been added with more to come in the future. in particular, we've added French tiles in STEM, and First Nations groups. Also, we've added some English titles in coding, including Scratch.

STEM News

The Sir Adam Beck Learning Commons is always evolving! And with the move towards school libraries that encompass more than analog literacies, we look forward to adding some STEM resources that appeal to every age group. We are working with Micro:bits, Circuit Playground Express Cards, Sphero and Root Robots, and SAM Labs IoT devices. Ask Mr. Gard about the details!

Frequently Asked Questions


Can my child(ren) check out resources from the library after school?

Yes! We have a unique partnership with The Toronto Public Library which allows students to take out books after school.