Our Librarian:

Mrs. Knodel is our teacher-librarian at Greendale Community School.  She has been a teacher for 29 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 and new daughter-in-law.  In her free time, she likes to 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 "Cloud Cuckoo Land" by Anthony Doerr.

Library Schedule:  

I am at the school on Thursdays and Fridays.  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:

audibleCheck out Amazon Audible for free streaming of books and audio stories.
Free Children's storiesFree Children's Stories is a great website that allows you to customize stories by age and genre.
FVRLThe 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 onlineStoryline Online is a great place to listen to a variety of picture books being read aloud.  New ones are always being added.
Epic booksWith Epic Books, you can access a HUGE digital library for kids 12 and under, complete with learning videos, quizzes and more.
scholasticAt 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.
vooksEnjoy a curated, ad-free collection of animated read-alouds with Vooks.  Lots of enjoyable titles here.
tumblebooksThe 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 homeDiscover the Wizarding World of Harry Potter right from home.  Such an awesome website by J. K. Rowling.
Dav PilkeyAn 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 WillemsInteract 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 silversteinCheck out favourite poet Shel Silverstein's website for different lessons, activities and drawing tips.
Oliver JeffersStay 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:

We are getting excited already!  This year's annual event will be on THURSDAY DECEMBER 7.


Reading Incentive Programs:

This year, your child will receive 2, monthly, reading log sheets.  Choose one to complete each month.  In addition, our older students can pick up book review sheets to fill out from the library, and / or participate in our "Reading Outside the Box" program.  Please sign and return these sheets at the end of each month to be entered to win some awesome book prizes!  


Reading Link Challenge:

This year's books have been announced!  They are . . .



One School One Book:

We are busily preparing to announce our new title in January 2024.  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