Monarch Park Collegiate

Library

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that this library is situated upon the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Mississaugas of the Anishinabe, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

What's Happening in the Library

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! See below to learn how reading improves your mental and physical well-being then come into the library and check out a book!

September - 5 Benefits of Reading Fiction

1. Reading Increases Empathy - Visualizing and imagining while you're reading stimulates the area of the brain responsible for understanding others better and seeing things from a different perspective.

2. Readers Sleep Better - Reading fiction helps you to relax and disengage you from your day better preparing your brain for sleep. Put your phone down and pick up a novel at bedtime.

3. Reading Increases Vocabulary - Having a larger vocabulary makes you a better communicator, so you can achieve greater success in school, job interviews, and relationships.

4. Reading Increases Attention Span - Reading story structure helps our brain think in sequence, linking cause and effect, which helps the brain concentrate on activities for longer periods of time.

5. Reading Reduces Stress - 30 minutes of reading lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and feelings of psychological distress.

Library Volunteer Form for New Students

Thank you to students who filled out a library volunteer's application. Please check your email for instructions.