Learning Commons

What is a Learning Commons?

A Learning Commons is a library embracing 21st Century Skills. 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 Government's Learning Commons website.


  • Mrs. Caroline Furman
  • Mrs. Ereny Rizk

Library Catalogue (Destiny Discover)

How to access: 

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

What's Offered


  • Resource checkouts: books (novels and nonfiction). textbooks, calculators, chromebooks, etc. 
  • Research tutorials 
  • Writing and citation help 
  • Reader's advisory and book lists   

Programs & Clubs

  • BYOB Club: every other Friday at lunch: bring your choice of book to share with the group!


  • Chromebooks
  • Desktop computers 
  • TV screens for collaboration
  • Printer
  • Photocopier


  • Individual and group study space
  • Booths for group projects
  • Comfy chairs
  • Monthly book displays


Our fiction books are now organized on the shelves by their genre:

Action & Adventure

  • Espionage, sports, superheroes, adventures around the world, and more. 

Adversity & Overcoming 

  • Mental and physical health, grief, trauma, death, social and political topics (such as racism, sexism, immigration, etc.), and more. 

Fantasy & Supernatural

  • High and low fantasy and stories about supernatural creatures such as werewolves, vampires, ghosts, etc.

Historical & War Fiction 

  •  History stories, classics, stories about worlds all over the world, and more. 

Mystery & Horror

  • Crime, detectives, the unknown, monsters, and more. 

Relationships & Identity

  • Romantic relationships, friendships, interpersonal relationships, and discovering one's self. 

Sci-Fi & Dystopian

  • Space, advanced technology, dystopian and post-apocalypse.

We also have quick reads, graphic novels, manga, non-fiction, and French language books.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Create Art

AI Image Generators are a fun way to explore the world of artificial intelligence. Starting with an image, or just text, you can bring to life images that once resided only in your own head. Create maps of places you would like to explore. Bring to life monsters from your imagination, both fun and horrifying. Try to use language to design a self-portrait. You can evolve your creations, or scrap them and start over. There are some freely available sites and communities that can turn out some amazing results. Try Night Cafe, Fotor (which can also be used for photo editing), or Stable Diffusion. You will need to create an account and you can earn credits simply by logging in daily, publishing your images to their platform, liking and commenting on other people’s creations. Have fun!