What is a Learning Commons?

A Learning Commons is more than a library. It's a physical and virtual space that allows students to be engaged and deepen their learning by critically thinking, problem-solving, collaborating, innovating and communicating. The goal is to broaden student learning beyond the classroom and community. For more information, visit the Alberta Education website

Library Portal (Destiny Discover)

How to access: 

  1. Click here
  2. Select 'Alberta' under 'Location' 
  3. Enter school name 
  4. Click the 'Red Deer Google' box to sign in with your Google account

Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

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RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program

RDCRS READS students in classroom

What is RDCRS READS? A reading program designed to eliminate summer reading loss.

Who is this for? All Grade 10 and 11 students.

When can summer books be checked out? From June 1-12 in the Learning Commons.

How does the program work? Sign up with your librarians to have access to the Summer Reads Google Classroom. Every completed book entered into Google Classroom will equal an entry for one of three prizes!

The Online Reference Centre (ORC) offers a diverse collection of reference and information sources. The ORC is available for Kindergarten - Grade 12 students, teachers and parents through a Grant-in-Aid to The Alberta Library from Alberta Education. The ORC is an excellent resource for research papers and research-based projectsClick here to access the ORC. 

3D Printing

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The Learning Commons encourages creativity and design. Check out our 3D PRINTER. For $0.15/g, you can print any 3D design of your creation. Ask the Learning Commons staff for more details. 

Book Recommendation of the Week

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War book cover

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
By Max Brooks

The zombie apocalypse takes on a new twist as a nameless reporter writes down the accounts of the zombie war survivors. From political figures to college students, the zombie war is told through the words of those who saw the horror first hand.

Where to find this book in the LC: Fiction - F BRO