Our Librarian:

Mrs. Knodel is our teacher-librarian at Greendale Community School.  She has been a teacher for 28 years and she LOVES books!  She is also the teacher-librarian at Cultus Lake Community School.  Before moving to Chilliwack, she taught in Vancouver, West Vancouver, and even the Philippines!  She is passionate about reading and loves to share her love of books with students.  She is married and has two sons.  In her free time, she likes to ski, hike, play pickleball, watch her sons play volleyball and travel with her family, have coffee with friends and, of course, read!  Her favourite book right now is "All the Light We Cannot See."

Library Schedule:  

I am at the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  On one of these days, students should be returning their books, either to exchange them or renew them.  Students can also put books on hold and I will deliver them as soon as they are available.  Click on the following link to access our catalogue and put books on hold (maximum of 2).  Username is student's ID number.  Password for K-3 is student's birthday (YYYYMMDD) and password for 4-5 is the same as his/her district computer login.  Please check with me if you need any help logging on.

Destiny Discover





Free Audio Stories and EBooks:

audible Check out Amazon Audible for free streaming of books and audio stories.
Free Children's stories Free Children's Stories is a great website that allows you to customize stories by age and genre.
FVRL The Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering free, online, e-card sign up to everyone that will give instant access to all of their resources.
storyline online Storyline Online is a great place to listen to a variety of picture books being read aloud.  New ones are always being added.
Epic books With Epic Books, you can access a HUGE digital library for kids 12 and under, complete with learning videos, quizzes and more.
scholastic At the Scholastic website, you can discover all sorts of literacy activities, organized by grade, that you can do together at home.  A hilight is "Virtual Book Fests" with some of your favourite authors.
vooks Enjoy a curated, ad-free collection of animated read-alouds with Vooks.  Lots of enjoyable titles here.
tumblebooks The Tumblebook library is a great one to check out because of the options of great graphic novels and non-fiction too.  Please use username: sd33 and password: reads



Readalouds and Workshops from some of your favourite authors and illustrators:

Harry Potter at home Discover the Wizarding World of Harry Potter right from home.  Such an awesome website by J. K. Rowling.
Dav Pilkey An awesome site by Dav Pilkey where you can interact with some of his favourite characters like Dog Man and Captain Underpants.  Lots of fun tutorials too.
Mo Willems Interact with Mo Willems on his YouTube channel called "Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems."  There are lots of episodes up there already and he is adding more.
shel silverstein Check out favourite poet Shel Silverstein's website for different lessons, activities and drawing tips.
Oliver Jeffers Stay at home story time with Oliver Jeffers.  Every day, Oliver reads one of his stories and talks a bit more about how it was made.

Todd Parr, beloved childrens' author, has created "Todd TV", based on some of his best picture books.  Your little ones will love this.

Mac Barnett, author of many favourite picture books and chapter books, does weekly readalouds every Monday on his instagram page.  He is the author of many books like, "How This Book Was Made", "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole" and "Mac B. Spy Kid."



Scholastic Book Fair and Bake Sale:

Thank you SO MUCH for your generous support of our book fair and bake sale this Christmas!  We did a record amount of sales and were able to raise lots of money for our library which translates into new books for the kids to borrow, and new book prizes for our Reading Bingo program.  We're already looking forward to another great event in December of 2023!


Reading Incentive Programs:

This year, your child will receive monthly book bingo sheets.  Each month will have a slightly different reading challenge.  Please sign and return these sheets at the end of each month to be entered to win some awesome book prizes!  You can also print out the monthly bingo cards from the attachments below.  In addition, Grades 4 and 5 students can participate in our "Reading Outside the Box" program.


Reading Link Challenge:

The books for the 2022/2023 school year have been announced!  Mrs. Knodel will call a meeting in December for any interested Grades 4 and 5 students.  Hot off the press, this year's titles are . . .













One School One Book:

We are busily preparing to announce our new title in January 2023.  Stay tuned . . .


Hot Picks:

These were the most popular books in the library last year, in order:

#1 - Guinness Book of World Records 2021

#2 - Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

#3 - Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas

#4 - Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild

#5 - Dog Man: Unleashed

#6 - Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

#7 - Narwhal's Otter Friend

#8 - Dog Man and Cat Kid

#9 - The One and Only Ivan

#10 - Among the Hidden