Up, Up and Away!

summer reading

Grade 6 students, this summer reading club is for you!

“Get ready for some up lifting reading and more! You will receive a fabulous free Reading Record and bookmark, as well as collect weekly stickers to keep track of all the strange reading they do. Explore this year’s SRC theme through fun free programs, contests and displays all summer. Kids who complete their Reading Record will be eligible to receive a special Summer Reading Club medal!

Registration for Summer Reading Club begins mid-June.  Kids who joins SRC will be given a colourful reading record and bookmark. Visit the library regularly and collect stickers for your reading record.  At the end of the summer you may receive a medal for your efforts. Enjoy cool programs and contests throughout July and August. There are lots of great prizes to be won!

Regular reading during the summer helps kids to maintain or even improve their reading and literacy skills. Studies show that voluntary reading is the number one factor in establishing good reading habits. Summer Reading Club makes reading fun and our expert staff can help kids find just the right book or magazine from among a wide variety of library materials.” — FVRL

Up, Up and Away!

“This summer, teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to be taken Up, Up, and Away! when they join the Teen Summer Reading Club. Drop by any Fraser Valley Regional Library location beginning in mid-June to register and pick up your free Teen Reading Record and bookmark.

For every seven days that you read this summer, you become eligible to win one of several amazing FVRL prizes, including, $100 Chapters Gift Cards and Samsung Galaxy Tablets.

Check out the Teen space on FVRL’s Facebook page. You’ll find book reviews and trailers, quizzes and more. Got a book suggestion or something to say? Leave a comment – they’d love to hear from you!” — FVRL

Bookmark Contest…

The bookmark contest is happening now!

Get creative for a chance to win a prize and have your artwork printed and available in the library! But hurry, the contest will end March 15th. The winners for this year’s contest will be announced after spring break on April 2nd.

Here are the previous winners…




The Bookmark Contest is Back!!

I am happy to announce that we will be having another bookmark contest this year! I have been so amazed and impressed by the  level of talent here at MEI!! This will be our third contest like this. There are usually so many awesome entries that the judges have a hard time picking the winners. Like last year, there will be two different entries for the contest – bookmarks designed by hand and/or designed on the computer. Copies of the winning bookmarks will be printed, laminated and available for everyone in the library. Winners will also receive a special prize!

Some rules: The bookmarks need to be no larger than 5 cm x 18 cm. It would be nice if they promoted reading/libraries but they can also be abstract. Please make sure your name is on the back. Multiple entries are welcome!

Pictures of the previous years winners will be posted soon!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!


All Star Book Fair!MEI Middle School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair! Join us for this special event on November 5th – 8th in the Multi-Purpose Room. Come celebrate books and reading with us!


The Book Fair will be open after school on Monday, 8:00am-9:00pm on Tuesday and 8:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday.


There will be lots of prizes to be won! Come to the Book Fair to Guess How Many in the Jar. Check your locker each day during Lucky Locker Days to see if you won a prize! Also, if students bring a family member to the book fair, they can enter the Family Prize Draw and win $50.00 in books!! $25 worth of books for their family, and $25 for their classroom teacher. Contest submissions must be in by 11:30am on Thursday.


Check out the teacher’s Classroom Wish List display. This is a great way to give the perfect gift, support literacy, build the classroom library and show appreciation for your teacher. Every generous gift you make will be recognized with a special bookplate, identifying your family or child as the donor. You can either buy one of the books the teacher has selected or give a cash donation that they can use to buy books from the fair.


P.S. Did you know that for every $10 you spend at the Book Fair, up to $6 goes back to our school? This allows us to purchase needed books and educational resources.


We hope to see you at the Book Fair!