Educators in Kaslo are removing hundreds of books from the library shelves at JV Humphries School in an effort to attract young people back to the space.
JVH has embarked on a program to refresh the library to meet the needs of the latest generation of learners.
“We have this extraordinary space, but it’s gotten a bit stale,” says JVH Principal Victoria McAllister of the school library, which features tall ceilings and great natural lighting. “But kids have been voting with their seats. Young kids still come to read, but older kids don’t. So we are totally updating our collection.”
With a $3,000 grant from the Regional District of Central Kootenay, along with various pots of money from fundraising over the years, McAllister says work will begin this summer to re-invigorate the library.
“We have taken a hard look at what books have been taken out in the last five years, and…