• Mario Carr

Mohawk Gardens School wins library matters video contest


What makes the kids at Mohawk Gardens Public School happy? Their library of course.

The elementary school at 5280 Spruce Av. won $600 in prizes for a video they produced showing how much they love their library and why it’s important for learning from the Ontario School Library Association (OSLA).

The Association created the School Libraries Matter Video Contest as an opportunity for schools to show what goes on in their libraries. October is International School Library Month and the OSLA will use the Mohawk video to help showcase Ontario’s school libraries.

“Students and staff members were very enthusiastic to share thoughts of their library,” said Teacher Librarian Julie Fabris. The video took around five weeks to complete. They brainstormed the benefits of the school library, generated lists, and created artwork and banners displayed in the video.

“It is the largest classroom in our school, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to learn, discover and explore,” she said. “I would love for students to continue to develop a lifelong love of literature and share in the belief a library is a really cool place to be. I hope students also see the value in setting a goal, creating a plan and following through with the execution of the tasks to reach their goal, just as we have done with this video contest.”

For more information about the contest click here.

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