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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953616303689)
I’ve told you reading is good for you !
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.
Well done to runner-up Noah Regan-Roach and third best Maggie Dougherty.
You all won book vouchers!
22nd August to 5th September
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.
• 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
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
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.
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.
Other new books include:
||Central Rocks: A guide to the geology and landscapes of Central Otago
||Lee, Daphne;Forsyth, Jane
||New Zealand minerals and rocks for beginners
||Forsyth, P. J
||The changing landscape
||Mini-climates: Examining our Environment
||Atmosphere of hope : searching for solutions to the climate crisis
||Flannery, Tim F
||Towards a warmer world : what climate change will mean for New Zealand’s future
||Rock and mineral
||Endangered oceans : investigating oceans in crisis
||Rake, Jody Sullivan
||Evolution : the human story
||Roberts, Alice M
||Evolution : the whole story
||Polluted inheritance : New Zealand’s freshwater crisis
||Joy, Mike 1959
||De la Bedoyere, Camilla
||The Living world of animals
||World Wildlife Fund
||Birdlife of Mount Aspiring National Park
||Grebes of Wanaka
||How your body works
||Canavan, Thomas 1956-
||Gut : the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ
||Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome : a user guide to adolescence
||Jackson, Luke 1988-
||Born on a blue day : a memoir of Asperger’s and an extraordinary mind
||Tammet, Daniel 1979-
Keep sending good books recommendations!
We 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.
Welcome 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!