Welcome to Brentwood Library
Come check out the great books and comfy furniture in the library learning commons!
Mrs. Eng tries to read a lot of children's fiction (and some non-fiction too), so if you need any recommendations, be sure to ask her or click here to see a list of some of her favourites. She would also love to hear your recommendations.
Speaking of books, did you know you can look for library books on the Destiny Discover website? You can even rate and review books, as well as find links to fun websites.
In addition to the great books in the library learning commons, it is also a great place to study, read, work with others or just hang out.
Come See our Awesome Space!
Thanks to the support of our administration, our parent council and all of the Brentwood families, we have a fantastic space! There are now places for either working at a table, sharing a good story with friends on a couch or curling up with a book on a bean bag! We invite everyone to come see our great space!
If you are interested in reading free ebooks online, Brentwood has a handful of new ebooks you can borrow. To borrow ebooks, you can visit Brentwood's FollettShelf (username: firstnamelastname / password: last four digits of your Alberta Student Number, which Mrs. Eng can provide).
You can also visit the following websites for ebooks (note: you will need a username and password for TumbleBooks and BookFlix as well):
BookFlix (select BookFlix from the list of databases)
BookFlix is pairs interactive fiction and non-fiction eBooks, organized according to various themes.
In their own words, they provide “students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web free of charge.”
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books.
Instead of wading through thousands of Google search results, why not try the Online Reference Centre (ORC). The ORC provides digital resources that support Alberta’s K-12 learning. To access the ORC, please ask Mrs. Eng or your teacher for the username and password.
You may also want to try the following online resources for research:
- The Canadian Encyclopedia
- CIA World Factbook
- Canadian Geographic Kids Atlas
- Merriam-Webster Word Central
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Remember that if you do use Google (or other search engines such as Yahooligans!) to search for information, you need to evaluate your search results. To do this, you can visit the Five W’s of Web Site Evaluation website. Listed below is a summary of the website:
- WHO wrote the pages and what are their credentials?
- WHAT is the purpose of the site and is this stated clearly?
- WHEN was the site created? When was it last updated?
- WHERE does the information come from?
- WHY is this page better than other sites?