Tips for Using the Library over the Summer.

Summer vacation is just around the corner, so here are a few important tips from the Learning Commons physical library:

• You can book items for next year if you are re-enrolled/registered
• If you enrolled recently you will be sent a client code and pin from L4U (check your junk folder!)
• Last date to order items for the summer is June 20th
• All items are due back August 15th. Please be sure to use this date as your return date when booking. It will save time rather than having to change the due date later!
• There is a limit of 20 books per family and a limit of 1 kit per family over the summer.

The library is closed for the month of July, and is on summer hours for August. We will arrange Canpar returns during the first week of August so they are received by August 15th. This will ensure that the material is available to those who have placed reserves for the beginning of the school year. If you know you will be away, please email Kelly for an earlier pick up:

Good Reads for the summer: books on the outdoors and books to inspire you!

Engaging today’s prodigal : clear thinking, new approaches, and reasons for hope by Carol Barnier
If you weren’t able to attend Carol’s session at BC CHEC, or want more information, her book is easy to read and has a lot of practical insights.
Many families today experience the profound guilt and shame-filled pain of seeing a child walk away from their faith and values. Churches and parents feel powerless to change the relationship and engage the prodigal in positive ways. Carol Barnier has the insight to help. She left the faith of her pastor father, became an active atheist, debated Christians, and explored a variety of worldviews before she found the truth in a relationship with Jesus. But far more than her personal story, Engaging Today’s Prodigal equips readers with a better understanding of a prodigal’s motivation, useful responses that won’t prevent reconciliation, clear boundaries to protect themselves and other children, actions to take when you know you have contributed to the problem, and the value of realistic expectations. With effective wit and humor, Carol provides material relevant for churches, parents and even the prodigals themselves. Can your family or church interact with a prodigal in ways that build a relationship bridge that can provide a way back home when they are ready? Let Engaging Today’s Prodigal equip you with clear, specific actions that can overcome the shame, hurt, and loss to bring real hope for the future.

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell
A manual for every family involved in home-based learning. Provides vision for the joys of homeschooling and the essential tools for success. Includes teaching middle and high school, guide to internet and technology, six ingredients of a successful homeschool, resources for curriculum suppliers, creative solutions for burnout, budgets, toddlers and time.

The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
Offers parents step-by-step instructions for helping their child make the most of their education from preschool through high school, while becoming well-rounded and curious about learning.

The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
This book on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy by well-known speaker and columnist K. Andreola provides a wealth of insight, practical advice and narratives illustrating how the ideas of the famed turn-of-the-century educator actually works in “real life”. Discover the gentle art of learning using methods that help your child succeed.

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach by Robin Samson
The purpose of this book is to provide inspiration and motivation for you to make God’s Word the primary focus of your day, every day. Robin combines several philosophies of learning including Charlotte Mason’s, Lifestyle of Learning, Writing to Learn, Unit Studies and Notebooking to create four-step lessons that engage different learning styles.

Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
You’ve read all the method books. Now take a step back and receive some much-needed inspiration. You’ll be encouraged by stories that tell how other parents handled the challenges and difficulties of being a parent – and how their children transformed their relationship with God. Sacred Parenting affirms the spiritual value of being a parent, showing you the holy potential of the parent- child relationship.

I Hate School by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
What can you do when your child hates school? Your child is unique, with a personal learning style that needs to be understood and respected. Filled with practical applications and insights as commonsense as they are revolutionary.

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child by Linda Dobson
This book on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy by well-known speaker and columnist K. Andreola provides a wealth of insight, practical advice and narratives illustrating how the idea of the famed turn-of-the-century educator actually works in “real life”. Discover the gentle art of learning using methods that help your child succeed.

Homeschooling High School by Jeanne Gowen Dennis
You can design a solid high school program that both maximizes educational freedom and leads to successful college admission.

This is just a small sampling of what we have on the shelves. To find resources for parents, go to the Topic Search tab, click on the 001 Resources icon, then click on Homeschooling.

Here are some fun books for vacation time:

Backyard ballistics : build potato cannons, paper match rockets, Cincinnati fire kites, tennis ball mortars, and more dynamite devices
[ Book ] 531.55 GUR Gurstelle, William.
The Book of the crossbow [ Book ] 623.4 PAY Payne-Gallwey, Ralph, Sir, 1846-1916.
Rockets and other spacecraft [ Book ] 629.4 FAR Farndon, John.
Soda-pop rockets : 20 sensational projects to make from plastic [ Book ] 621.43 JAR Jarvis, Paul.
Aircraft And Space Rockets [ Book ] 629.132 JOH Johnstone, Hugh
How to build treehouses, huts & forts [ Book ] 690.89 STI Stiles, David R.
The art of the catapult : build Greek ballistae, Roman onagers, English 2 of 2 available [ Book ] 623.4 GUR Gurstelle, William.
Basic essentials : Camping [ Book ] 796.54 JAC Jacobson, Cliff.
Basic essentials : cooking in the outdoors. Cooking in the [ Book ] 641.5 JAC Jacobson, Cliff.
Castaway survivor’s guide [ Book ] 613.69STO Storm, Rory, 1958-
Extreme survival / : an adventurer’s guide to the world’s most dangerous places [ Book ] 613.6 COR Corwin, Marshall.
Basic essentials : animal tracks. Animal tracks
[ Book ] 599 HAN Hanson, Roseann Beggy.
Basic essentials : solo canoeing [ Book ] 797.1 JAC Jacobson, Cliff.
Basic Essentials : survival [ Book ] 613.6 CHU Churchill, James E.
Basic essentials : using GPS. Using GPS [ Book ] 910 GRU Grubbs, Bruce (Bruce O.)
Basic essentials : wilderness first aid. Wilderness first aid 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 616.02 FOR Forgey, William W., 1942-

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