Information literacy and reading for enjoyment are key elements of lifelong learning. The school library is a central hub for both teachers and students.
School Libraries and Reading
Research on school libraries and reading
A pilot program aimed at improving literacy skills in young children found that engaging parents, teachers, and the community helped to improve literacy and change the way that the community thought about reading.
This report is an excerpt from our 2017 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. The report is based on survey responses from over 1100 principals in English, Catholic and French schools across the province.
School libraries play an essential role in ensuring that Ontario’s students are prepared for today’s information- and knowledge-based society.
This report is an excerpt from our 2016 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools, and examines the staffing and resources in school libraries.
In the news
This article cites our 2011 report on school libraries. According to the report, there is a significant relationship between student scores on reading and writing tests and the presence of a teacher-librarian.
People for Education's annual report on Ontario’s schools shows decline in library staff and music teachers; improvements in Indigenous education.
People for Education releases 19th Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools.