Ms. Shirley Soon

Since I was 10 years old at Lord Strathcona Elementary School, and reading 10 books every weekend, the Lord has been preparing me to be your Carver Librarian, by way of UBC where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education, majoring in Children’s Literature. 

After my daughters began attending VCS, I joined the staff there as Assistant Librarian from 1993 to 2015.  When asked by Paul Tigchelaar to serve as Carver’s Librarian this year, I was ready to retire, but was also pleased to not do so.

The best part, of course, was contact with the hundreds of  interesting children that I have had the privilege to come to know.  I have prayed for and with them. The Lord provides us many ways to serve Him.  And no, you won’t always be sent to Timbuktu!  Go where your passion takes you, as your passion is God’s gift to you.

Psalms 4:3… Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.  (NIV)

Faithfulness is how we show that we believe in what the Lord wants for our lives.