Students celebrate literacy at 5th Annual White Pine event featuring Author, Gail Gallant

On Friday, April 10, 2015, YCDSB Secondary Teacher-Librarians hosted a celebration of literacy, reading and the 21st century learner at its 5th Annual White Pine event, held at the Catholic Education Centre in Aurora.

High school students from throughout the Board who are members of their school’s Forest of Reading, White Pine Reading Clubs attended the event. Gail Gallant, Author and White Pine Nominee for her book, Apparition, spoke to the students about her work and passion for writing. She also read select passages from Apparition, answered questions from students, and signed books.

Throughout the day, students also discussed what their school library means to them, created a group banner that promote reading and literacy, participate in a book challenge, and produced book trailers and memes using 21st Century technologies.