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Collection Spotlight: Young Adult Fiction @UBCEdLib

Our new Collection Spotlight is up.  “Young Adult Fiction @UBCEdLib” is a gathering of popular, classic and current titles in the YA Literature genre.

Book Drive 2018

Hello UBC Education Community,

This year LLED has chosen an amazing local non-profit charity that strives to provide books for children in need, Books for Me! Literacy Foundation.  In an effort to raise awareness of this organization and have a larger impact, UBC Education Library is also supporting this great cause!  Together our communities will collect gently used/new books, as well as monetary donations, for this non-profit organization from November 16 – December 14.

In addition, we are reaching out to our education community at UBC in hopes that you will also participate and help us donate books to this wonderful cause.

Books for Me! asks that donated books:

  • be for children aged 12 and younger
  • are clean and like new or brand new
  • are not scary or violent
  • are not affiliated with any religious group

You can donate books at both the LLED office (PCOH 2013) and the UBC Education Library in Scarfe. You can also donate money at the LLED office.

Please help us support this amazing organization that helps to build children’s libraries by donating books directly to children in Vancouver!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding donations, please do not hesitate to contact Liza Navarro (



Collection Spotlight: Lest We Forget

Our new Remembrance Day Collection Spotlight is up.  “Lest We Forget” is a gathering of both children’s fictional and factual books on war and peace as well as books on why we remember.  Please see our booklist.

UBC Education Library resources supporting Teaching Physical Education

If you are interested in these or other books on this topic, try doing a search with the terms  “physical education” and “teaching” If you require more assistance, please ask at the Library Service Desk or contact     We’re here to help!

Young Learners Library is a great place for children and caregivers

Looking for somewhere to go on school professional day or curriculum implementations days when school is not in session? UBC Education Library welcomes children and caregivers to our  “Young Learners Library” lounge area.  Find a cozy seat in a soft chair or sit on the sofa with a friend or family member and share a book!

Books are arranged at tables into the following categories: First Books, Picture/Story Books, Readers, Early Chapter Books, Children’s Novels and Information Books. Our Makerspace Kits and puppets will also be on display in the lounge and available for borrowing as usual.