Our middle and high school  library provides a space for research, independent study and quiet group work. Students can check out Chromebooks, purchase a hot beverage and enjoy research or writing support from Mrs. Julianne Ross, or other faculty. Mrs. Ross plans themes and activities throughout the year to promote reading, including a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) week, reading challenges with prizes and more.

The elementary library next door is full of age appropriate fiction and non-fiction books. Mrs. Ross plans themed activities and works with elementary parents each spring to host a Scholastic book fair.

The EMS library strives to be a 21st Century learning environment where members of our school community are encouraged to be effective users of ideas and information by asking questions, reading enthusiastically, thinking critically, and demonstrating creativity.

-Adapted from AASL Empowering Learners


M, W, Th, F: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tues: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm


Julianne Ross, Librarian

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COVID-19 Book Exchange Day a Bright Spot

May 1, 2020

The circumstances that called for the creative plan — a COVID-19 shut down — were not desirable. But the interest in checking out books by students in all three school divisions was a fun project for a librarian. “I was here till midnight pulling books last night, and it made me happy!” said Eastern Mennonite School librarian Julianne Ross on the pick up day, April 22, 2020. Ross had invited students — and families — to look at the school library‘s online catalog and list…

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