A Place to Discover
At Hebrew Academy, every student visits the library at least once a week. During scheduled library time, youngsters hear stories read-aloud — picture books, fairy tales, stories by Jewish authors, and others — and choose books from our English, French, and Hebrew collections to take home and enjoy. For them, the library is a place to discover their favorite characters, from the first characters that touch their hearts, such as Pete the Cat, Blue Kangaroo, and Olivia, to the ones that they discover on their own, such as Ready Freddy, Clementine, and Harry Potter. We have it all, here in our library.
Completely modernized and renovated in 2012 — thanks to the vision of Hebrew Academy Executive Director Linda Lehrer — the J.L. and Rachel Gewurz Library is a place where students are greeted with warmth and find new worlds to discover between the covers of our books.
“We’ve come a long way,” said Head Librarian Norma Newman. “We have evolved from having a small selection of titles on rolling carts to having the comprehensive resources and magnificent space that we enjoy today.”
Technological resources are always available to the students as well. We have 47 laptops as well as desktops at computer stations for students’ use. Hyperlinks (above) and many other sites, including homework help, guides to safe internet use, bullying resources and more are linked right on our library homepages. The J.L. and Rachel Gewurz library is here for our students and families, both in school and at home.
Consider a donation to the library
Purchase a “birthday book” for your child or a book in someone’s honour or memory.