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Welcome to the SSES Library Website!
This is a great place to visit when you want information or something to read. Use the search bar above to search the library’s collection. Take a look around. There’s a lot of other stuff here too. Thanks for visiting!
TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks icon with link This site offers you a selection of books to read online. Many are available with audio and a read-along feature. Some picture books are animated which is pretty cool. Check it out! Trouble logging in? Remember the HRCE reads!
Library Logins are Active!
Library Logins are ActiveYour library login lets you place reserves, create a favourites list and more. If you need help with your password, or want to change it, ask Ms. Makmillen. Logins are active for all students. Our older classes have received tutorials on various features of our website.
How do I read the books on this site?
Some of the books (and other reading options) you can find on our library website can be read online. Some are part of our collection in the school library and must be physically borrowed.
Options to read online
  • Visit TumbleBooks and choose something from their collection.
  • Check out one of the other online eBook and Audiobook collections listed under Picture books to Novels (in blue below).
  • Read an article from one of the kids news sites listed under Articles: News, Magazines etc (in green below).
  • Look at one of the other links on our site… If you are reading you are reading – even if it’s not a book.
Read a paper book from the school library
The main place to look for the paper books is the search bar near the top of the page. You will also see some in the bands of covers titled “Recently Viewed” and “Most Circulated.” Some books will allow you to preview portions through Google Books.
To borrow them you can: place a hold (reserve) on these books online using your library login, ask Ms. Makmillen when you see her (in-person or virtually), or send her an email.
Tips for searching our school catalogue
  • You can search by keyword, title, author and more. Use the drop-down menu to pick.
  • When your search results appear, you can narrow in on what you want using the menu on the left. For example you can limit your results to what is checked in right now.
  • The advanced search screen will let you be more specific about what you want.
  • The kids search screen has lots of pictures and makes looking through your results fun.
  • Spelling is important! Incorrectly spelled words will impact your search results.
Online Resources
Science
National Geographic Kids
You know the magazine. This site is specially designed for kids. It includes information, videos and games.
Science news for Students.org
Explore the natural world, medicine, inventions and more. Cool articles written for grades 6-9.
ZooBorns
Meet new baby animals from zoos around the world. So much variety. So much cuteness.
Wonderopolis
Check out today’s ‘wonder’ – or one of the other over 2,000 (and counting) questions they’ve covered already.
Things to do
Doodle with Mo Willems
He’s the author behind Elephant & Piggie, the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny.
Picture Books and Novels
Epic!
Lots of popular books. Login required. Ask your teacher or Ms. Makmillen for more info.
Overdrive via Halifax Public Libraries
Public library card required. Don’t have one? You can get one. Please ask a parent/guardian and click here.
Storyline Online
Watch actors read children’s books
Unite for Literacy
Very short books that can be read to you in many languages (see Narration)
Support and Mental Health
Kids Help Phone
Got a problem? Need to talk to someone? Kids Help Phone is free and available 24/7, 365 days a year. Phone: 1-800-668-6868 | Text: CONNECT to 686868 | Web: www.kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat/
Mr. Lang’s Virtual Guidance Office
Visit our school guidance counsellor’s site above or email him at elang@hrce.ca to check in or make an appointment.
Schools Plus
Schools Plus staff help connect families with the supports they need within the school and the wider community. Reach ours (Brenda McNutt) at bmcnutt@hrce.ca.
Child and Youth Mental Health Services
The provincial government’s list of websites/organizations.
Articles: News, Magazines etc
Halifax Public Library Highlights
HPL has so many resources for you! Check them out! Hover over these links for extra description
Squiggle Park though HPL
Have fun playing and practicing basic letter and reading skills. There are also free trials you can access without a library card.
Kinetic Sand
If you have play sand, you probably have what you need to make Kinetic Sand. It’s not play-doh or slime, but it is awesome!
Make Stop Motion Movies
Have a camera? Check this out!
The Halifax Public Libraries are open... partially
Find details on the public library system's current services here.
See the current hours for all branches here. Expect to see changes at each location designed to keep everyone safe.

Nearby BranchesHours
Central LibraryBranch hours
Halifax North Memorial Public LibraryBranch hours
Keshen Goodman Public LibraryBranch hours
Covid-19 and School: News and Resources
Library Contact
Quote of the Day!

"When you open a book it's like going to the theater first you see the curtain then it is pulled aside and the show begins." — Cornelia Funke

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