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...


  • 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 »
  • Forest of Reading: Silver Birch

    The Forest of Reading program will begin in January 2019. Students in grades 3-5 will have the incredible opportunity to read Canadian authors – both French and English – and extend their reading prowess by reading as many of the selected books in 3 months. Sir Adam Beck has participated in this program for well […]Read More »
  • SABSound and Movie Making Coming to SAB in the New Year!

    Beginning in the new year SAB will be launching two new creative teams to explore and highlight all that goes on here at Sir Adam Beck. We are currently looking for students who want to capture all of these news stories using the sound and visual mediums.  SABSound was an inspiration a number of years […]Read More »
  • Hour of Code @ Sir Adam Beck JS

    Students were eager to participate in Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week at Sir Adam Beck JS! In just about every classroom on one day or another, you would find students engaged in coding using various platforms from Scratch to Tynker and LightBot to other coding activities made available to students from Code.org. […]Read More »

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


Learning Commons News

After a successful Scholastic Book Fair we have geared up for some other future - and fun - activities coming later in the school year. Look forward to March, 2019 when we celebrate National Reading Month with a unique experience for every student! Stay tuned!

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.