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Welcome! Your ES Libraries at St. John’s, whether the smaller library in Timbertops or the main library on C-Level, are active environments where all students from Pre-K through Grade Five have weekly scheduled library lessons. Supported by the PYP inquiry-based approach to learning, students are taught and practice the 21st century information skills necessary to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Our Libraries are an excellent support for teaching and learning. 

At our libraries, the goal is also to help our students develop an appreciation and love of reading for pleasure. We have a collection of more than 27,000 items and we are sure to have something you and your child will enjoy. Parent volunteers are always welcome! Donations of books or other materials are also appreciated, but please call the librarian to make an appointment first.

As with other libraries, we have rules and procedures which encourage a sense of responsibility among our patrons:

  • Grade level determines the number of items which can be borrowed each week.
  • To select books from the main collection, children in grades 1 – 5 must come to library lessons with their library bags which are our gift to all new patrons.
  • If the library bag has been forgotten, a book can be taken from the Book Nook, our honour-system collection just outside the main library and if lost, a new bag can be purchased from the library.
  • We do not charge fines for overdue books but we do charge a replacement fee for lost or damaged items.

You have 24-hour access to our online catalogue, Destiny. Just click the book icon to be redirected to the catalogue to search for items. 

We love what we do and we want the children to enjoy their library.  We also want you, as parents, to take advantage of our wonderful resources in English and the mother tongue languages of the children in the Elementary School.  Please e-mail us at or drop by for a visit.  At the St. John’s Elementary Library, the magic awaits you!

Our online resources are being updated, and upgrades will soon be available in the table below. 

Online Resources:

World Book Online

Kids Search


Enchanted Learning


Oxford English Dictionary

Citation Maker

 Children's Library

Oxford Owl


Book Trailers for Readers