Awesome books

When you return a book you really enjoyed, drop it in the “Awesome Book” box sitting on the top of the return box at the entrance of the library.

The book will receive a Hovermark highlighting it on the shelves for other students to enjoy. If someone really liked it, chances are you will to šŸ˜‰

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Visit the library if you…

Missed something in theĀ newsletter?

The library holds a copy of theĀ newslettersĀ (in a yellow folder on the issue desk).

Want to check out theĀ news?

Otago Daily TimesĀ are available for a quick read on the table behind the photocopier.

Lost?Friendly librarian

There is an updated collegeĀ mapĀ on the library window
as well as the Study/ correspondence rooms.

Or ask your friendly librarian

MAC Library Collections

The Library offers:

  • 6000 fiction books for children and young adults
  • 5300 knowledge books, from personal development to biographies and to cover all curriculum areas
  • 1140 picture books, graphic novels and breezy reads (easy chapter books)
  • 141 audiobooks and documentaries

All these items above can be borrowed by the students for free.

The library also offers for use in the library (Not for Loan):
  • 50 magazine collections
  • 400 reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, Guinness books of records, etc.

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Welcome to 2018

The library is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 4.00.

You are welcome during intervals and lunch but please eat before you come as no food is allowed is the library.

You can borrow up to 4 books for 3 weeks.

Always record your loan at the Issue desk.

Please ask any question to your friendly librarianĀ ā˜ŗ

Value the peace in the library!

Book mustering time!

All books must be returned by the 22nd November,

All leavers and all Year 11 to 13 students must come to the library with their leavers orĀ  clearance form.

What happen when you receive an email listing books?

Book return process

Any problem? EmailĀ library@mtaspiring.school.nz or talk to the librarian

Storylines Story Tour visits MAC

A big thank you to Storylines,Ā Children’s Literature Charitable Trust, who granted us a visit on Tuesday bringing 4 New Zealand authors and illustrators to our students, Des Hunt, barbara Else, Fifi Colston and illustrator Scott Tulloch.

All Year 7 and 8 students were invited to come and listen to these inspiring professionals. “How to unleash creativity” and “Work hard to follow your dreams” were the common central message of all these presentations.

A memorable event for students and teachers alike!Ā 

Festival winners

Thank you everyone for your participation, it has been fun to receive all your entries!

Best Poster: Slated, by Teri Terry

Slated by Teri Terry - Poster by Ella Robinson

Congratulation Ella Robinson!

SecondĀ Best poster: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder by R. J. Palacio - poster by Mackenzie Allison

Congratulations to Mackenzie Allison.

The library is now beautifully decorated with your many posters. And they are good recommendations for what to read next.

Best photo : ILB

IBL -1 Best

Most People with a book on a photo: Pisa House!

Pisa House with a book!

Most interesting Location

Reading in the Principal's car!

The winning House is Pisa,. followed by Barker, then Roy and Iron!

 

 

Favourite books 2016

These are the books MAC students chose to feature on the Favourite Book Posters they createdĀ at the occasion of the Library Festival in 2016.

Title

Author

3 Keywords

Darwin Awards Wendy Northcutt Evolution in action
The Painted Man Peter V Brett Fights back against predators
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess Dark, dystopian, humourous
Molly Moon Stops the World Georgia Byng Mindblowing hypnotic powers
The Selection Kiera Cass Charming, captivating, entertaining
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer Fairies, butter, mulch diggums
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Peta, brave, great
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Mockingjay, hunt, adventure
Lion Boy Zizou Corder Jaw-dropping, eye-opening, stunning
The Power of One Bryce Courtenay Compelling, powerful, exciting
Snake and Lizard Joy Cowley Friendship, arguments, trouble
One Sarah Crossan People, love, siamese twins
Matilda Roald Dahl Genius, awesome, engaging
Lake of the Dead Stu Duval Lake, death, survival
The Honest Truth Dan Gemeinhart Adventure of a lifetime
Lord of the Flies William Golding Exciting, interesting, microcosm
Asterix Rene Goscinny Fighting, funny, adventure
Sands of the Scorpion Bear Grylls Breathtaking, survival, adventure
And the Mountains Echoed K Hosseini Family, love, life
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S Thompson Too weird to live, too rare to die
Donā€™t Look Now Paul Jennings Exciting, weird, funny
The Secrets of the Fearless Elizabeth Laird Intriguing, awesome, wrapping
The Giver Lois Lowry Rediscover, mystery, adventure
The Road Cormac McCarthy Adventurous, interesting, compelling
The General Robert Muchamore Spy, War, Exciting
Acid Emma Pass Exotic, dangerous, scary
Hatchet Gary Paulsen Exciting, thrilling, survive
Percy Jackson Rick Riordan Immortality
How to Speak Dolphin Ginny Rorby Water, swimming, dolphins
Harry Potter J K Rowling Magic, wizard, Gryffindor
Dork Diary: Once Upon a Dork Rachel Renee Russell Humour Girls
Holes Louis Sachar Camp, curse, friendship
Varjak Paw S F Said Most gangster, cats
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold Captivating, emotional, revenge
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Epic poem
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Fun, exciting, adventurous
The Light Between Oceans M L Steadman Morally riveting story
One Dollar Horse Lauren St John Heartwarming, heroic, thrilling
Girl Online: On Tour Zoe Sugg Life on tour
The Hobbit J R R Tolkien Quest, fantasy, dragon
Ratburger David Walliams Thrilling, funny, crazy
The Book Thief Markus Zusak Knowledge, death, racism