White Pine is Back!

We are so happy to announce the the White Pine Book Club is back. This is an Ontario-wide reading program where high school students read from a selection of ten Canadian YA novels. We will meet on Fridays after school to discuss the books.

Forest of Reading website has descriptions of all the books, as does our library instagram!

You can also join our White Pine Google Classroom here: https://classroom.google.com/c/NDY3NDU3MTExOTky?cjc=mp53k6r

White Pine Winners Announced!

Drumroll please…..

Congratulations to author Courtney Summers for winning with Sadie! Fun fact, this is Summers’s fifth time being nominated for the White Pine Award and her first win.



Check out the full awards here:



And read the books this summer from TPL!


White Pine Winners

Rush by Eve Silver is this year’s winner of the White Pine Award.  Honor books were The Unlikely Hero of Room 22B and Baygirl. Also popular at our school was The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley.

These books (as well as Push, the sequel to Rush) are available for signout now — or for summer reading!


eve silver 006Here are some lucky MPC readers with the winning author, Eve Silver.  We were fortunate that the Toronto Public Library brought her fascinating and inspiring workshop to our students!

Calling all Writers!

October is presenting all kinds of opportunities for young writers.  Right here in our own library, we’ve got the Library Scary Short Story contest — submit your 500-word story by October 24th to win candy and Stephen King books!

Also in our library, author Don Aker is coming to visit on October 30th.  The author of The First Stone, The Fifth Rule, and Running on Empty has great advice for aspiring writers.  See your librarian about getting a pass to this event.

Finally, the Toronto Public Library is hosting its annual Young Writers’ Conference — an excellent (and free!) chance for you to learn from other writers and workshop your own writing.  Find out more here.