Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday April 8th, 2016 

A very special thank you from everyone that helped support LWB this year! We've had a busy semester with a "Tea with LWB" fundraiser, sorting books for Western Head's East, attending First Nation's Public Library week, and planning class visits to Kindergarten and Grade One/Two at Hillside school. Many thanks to everyone that came out to meetings, bought something sweet at the sale, or offered words of encouragement throughout. A very special thank you also goes to our two executives Ada and Stephanie heading off for co-op this summer. Thank you for your hard work these past two terms!

Have a wonderful break everyone! See you back in May 2016 

Team that went to Hillside School 
Rebecca, Stephanie, Ada, Rebecca, Lindsay, Jestine & Caroline 

Friday April 1, 2016 

LWB was invited to visit Hillside School, on the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Reserve. Seven LWB members attended as we joined the Kindergarten and Grade 1 & 2 class for storytime and a craft.  Kindergarten class made coffee-filter butterflies, while Lindsay read "Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek. The Grade 1 & 2s were learning about the Wind. We read two stories, the first was "Did you hear wind sing your name? : an Oneida song of Spring by Sandra De Coteau Orie and the second story was "Kite Day: A bear and mole story" by Will Hillenbrand. All in all, it was a well spent morning! 

Monday February 8th, 2016 

The LWB executive team was graciously invited to attend the launch of the 2016 First Nations Public Library Week at the Kettle and Stony Point Public Library! The library this year has been re-located into shared space with a local church. They have a collection of children and adult material and are continuing to grow as people become aware of their presence in their community. We were thrilled to be able to support them as we promote First Nations Public Library Week and their theme this year: The Art of Storytelling. 

On Thursday March 10th LWB filled the halls with tea-drinkers! Students, teachers, staff and faculty sipped from real tea cups while enjoying something sweet during the lunch hour break. The total proceeds from the fundraiser was more than $100.00! All proceeds went to Kettle & Stony Point First Nations Library. Thanks for all your support!
Friday March 18, 2016

For the winter 2016 semester, LWB has been partnering with Western Head's East (WHE) for their international textbook drive.

Western Heads East is a collaboration between staff, students, faculty at Western University and various partners in Africa to support health and sustainable development.

Together, we have organized a book drive on campus to collect print resources for St. Augustine University, Catholic University of health and Allied Sciences and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Tanzania and Kenya respectively. The aim of the drive being to emphasize the importance and power of education. LWB donated funds to help cover costs, and sorted the textbooks prior to shipping. We echo the mandate of WHE by saying that we are passionate about the belief that education is a powerful tool that can influence positive changes in one's community. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

End of Term Potluck!

On Wednesday, August 12th, the UWO Librarians without Borders held their end of term potluck. The event participants, including past and current members as well as LWB supporters, shared in a feast involving a variety of delicious main courses and desserts: lasagne, pulled pork sliders, chicken noodle soup, sushi, sugar cookies, s’mores, etc…  just to name a few. Laughter filled the air, as everyone shared stories and memories from the past semester together.

We would like to extend sincere thanks to Steve and Crystal, from the GRC, as well as Dan, past LWB member, for coming to join us at the potluck. We are also pleased to announce that, through community efforts, we have raised a successful amount of funds during the summer term. This would not have been possible without community support received through various fundraising events: ice cream sales, bake sales, crafting sessions, etc. The raised funds will go towards very worthwhile causes, as we help to bring equal information access to people both locally and globally.

Congratulations to those graduating, leaving for co-op, and / or returning for the fall semester. Thank you for your continued support of Librarians without Borders.

To the new Fall 2015 executive, you will have an unforgettable semester together.  

Wishing you all the best,
Angela, Nancy, Gladys, Sandra, & Amy;

UWO LWB Summer 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ice Cream Sale (Round Two)

Due to popular demand, we are coming back with another sale, just for you! This time, we will be selling two new delicious flavours, Strawberry and Mint Chocolate Chip, as well as the returning champion, Cookies & Creme! Pre-ticket sales will take place during lunchtime (12pm - 1:30pm) outside the GRC this week (Aug 4th - 6th). Ice cream will be available for pick up during the last week of classes.

Can’t make it to the pre-ticket sale or pick-up dates? Worry not! Email and we will make special arrangements for you (delivery, etc.)!