Readers live longer!


After surveying 3,635 people aged 60 and up about their health, Yale University School of Public Health researchers discovered that people who read books for 30mn or more per day live 2 years longer than non-readers!

Reading books works better than magazines and newspapers.

Reading more than 3 hours and a half per day bring a 6% advantage compared to those who read more than 30mn.

(Full study here

I’ve told you reading is good for you !

Posters winners!


Thank you to all the participants of the “Favourite Book” poster competition. Your creations now decorate the library and are great book recommendations.

Congratulations to our winner, Ruby Burke, for an impressive illustration of the all times favourite Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling.

Winning Book Poster, by Ruby Burke

Well done to runner-up Noah Regan-Roach and third best Maggie Dougherty.

You all won book vouchers!

Library Festival 2016


22nd August to 5th September

Book exchange
Renew your book shelves for FREE!
• Bring your own books in good condition to the library to collect tokens
• Come to the library from the 22nd August to spend your tokens on other books.

Poster competition
• Design a poster promoting your favourite book (must include Title, Author, an illustration -can be the book cover- and 3 keywords that describe the book. Don’t forget to write your name and whanau at the back)
• Bring your creation to the library by Monday 5th September
Prizes: Book vouchers for 3 best posters and House points

 Whanau quiz
On Monday 5th September in whanau, fill in the quiz given to your whanau teacher
and return the same day.
Prizes: Chocolates for the winning whanau and House points.

Winners and house competition results will be announced in assembly on Wednesday 7th September

Stu Duval at MAC


We had the privilege to welcome Stu Duval at Mount Aspiring College for 2 engaging sessions to all year 7 and 8 classes, one of story telling and one creative writing workshop.


How inspiring, engaging, useful and fun!

If you want to purchase his books, there are order forms at the library. Bring the completed form and money to the office by Monday 20th June.

New Senior Science Books


We’ve purchased several new science books to support the Level 2 and 3 Science curriculum as well as Scholarship. So we now have most books on the list from this Biology Scholarship link.

Bio Scholar 2016

Other new books include:

Dewey Title  Author
500 What if? Munroe, Randall
551 Active Earth Claybourne, Anna
551 Central Rocks: A guide to the geology and landscapes of Central Otago Lee, Daphne;Forsyth, Jane
551 Extreme Earth Claybourne, Anna
551 New Zealand minerals and rocks for beginners Forsyth, P. J
551 The changing landscape Dixon, Dougal
551.5 Mini-climates: Examining our Environment
551.6 Atmosphere of hope : searching for solutions to the climate crisis Flannery, Tim F
551.6 Towards a warmer world : what climate change will mean for New Zealand’s future Meduna, Veronika
552 Rock and mineral Farndon, John
574.92 Endangered oceans : investigating oceans in crisis Rake, Jody Sullivan
575 Evolution : the human story Roberts, Alice M
575 Evolution : the whole story Parker, Steve
577.6 Polluted inheritance : New Zealand’s freshwater crisis Joy, Mike 1959
580 Plant Life De la Bedoyere, Camilla
591 R The Living world of animals World Wildlife Fund
598 Birdlife of Mount Aspiring National Park Child, Peter
598.2P Grebes of Wanaka Macleod, Heather
610 Human Body Woodward, John
612 How your body works Canavan, Thomas 1956-
612.3 Gut : the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ Enders, Giulia
616.8 Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome : a user guide to adolescence Jackson, Luke 1988-
616.8 Born on a blue day : a memoir of Asperger’s and an extraordinary mind Tammet, Daniel 1979-

Keep sending good books recommendations!

Book Club


9780008157944We meet Tuesdays lunchtimes in the library.

We are currently reading the Siren. We are also being crafty and create posters for the library to advocate books and reading.

It is not too late to join so come along in term 2 for some reading fun.


Reading is good


New BooksWelcome to MAC library this year!

Our 3 rules:

  • NO FOOD in the library
  • Borrow 4 books up to 3 weeks
  • Always record your book loan at the issue desk

Many new books arrive weekly on the “New Books” shelf.

There are also more than 200 ebooks on our FREE e-library to read on your own device.

Reading is good, so read more!