Morris Gleitzman visits MAC

We had the honour and pleasure to welcome Morris Gleitzman in our college today.
He is the author of more than 40 books, and one of Australia most popular author. Here at MAC, books in his series Once, Then, Now etc have been on the most-read-booklist for 3 years in a row!
Morris told us the process of creating the story of a beautiful friendship in a most unfriendly world he wrote in Once.
He talked about how characters are his friends in his mind and how he develops their personalities by asking them questions before telling their story.
He explained how problems in stories (as well as in life) are prompting reflections and interesting series of actions.
He says what going on inside during the decision making process is as interesting as the resulting action.
By imagining what it feels like, the reader not only gives life to the story but also learns more about himself.
What a nice lesson, heard by most our Year 7 and 8 students!
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Ready for Valentine!

Valentine Day

Get in the mood of Valentine day!

Choose a book from the selection on display in the library.

Funny, scary, fantasy, online, for boys, short stories, happy, good-ending or heart-breaking!

There are love stories for everyone! Get ready!

Issues, returns and overdues

Students can borrow up to 4 books for 3 weeksReturn Box

 
Returns
To return you book, please drop it in the return box at the entrance of the library. If you are not reading your book, then return it and choose another one. 
Remember: Books in the library are for everyone to enjoy. When you keep a book, you prevent someone else to enjoy it. Please be considerate!
Renewal
If you need longer to finish your book, come and ask the librarian to renew or extend the loan. Or write it again on the borrowing sheet. Reserved books cannot be renewed.
Overdues
After 3 weeks, students will receive one overdue email, and the following week another overdue email. 
The following week parents receive an overdue email (at this time, the book is 3 weeks overdue at least)
If the book still doesn’t return, then we charge it to the college account.
If the book is lost, then please pay for it so we can replace it.
If the book is returned, then we will recredit the account.

Good to know

Books do not disappear, when we start looking for them, they usually appear! We have a long experience in books returning just after they are charged. You can avoid this inconvenience by finding them and returning them when you receive your first overdue emails.
If you think you have returned your book, please check on the library shelves and bring it to the librarian’s desk to return it. Please talk to the friendly librarians, most disappeared book cases have been solved in the past 🙂
Most importantly, do not let the overdue / lost book problem stop you from reading.
Reading is good for you and we want you to read, always!

MAC Library online presence

New Books, news, and photos are available online so we invite you to:
And you can visit the real library from 8.30am to 4pm every school day, showing as MACLIC on the college map.
Welcome!

Scholastic catalogues

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All year 7 and 8 students have received a Scholastic catalogue. They contain a variety of books and goodies at excellent prices, great incentives for students to read and ideal presents.

Payments can be done directly online on the LOOP facility on the Scholastic website.

Please place your order by the 15th February.

Choose Mount Aspiring College when you sign up. Items ordered will be delivered by the librarian directly to the students. Further Scholastic catalogues will be distributed throughout the year.

Scholastic offers book vouchers to the college so your purchases benefit your library. Thank you!

Welcome to Mount Aspiring College Library in 2019

As the college grows so does the library attendance. It is great!

Lots of new books await their next readers on the shelves and the librarians are ready to help with books and information inquiries.

Students can borrow up to 4 books for 3 weeks. Remember to record your book loan at the issue desk, either filling in the self-issue form or the librarian will scan it for you.

The library is open from 8.30 to 4 every school day, including at interval and lunchtime. Please eat before or after you come in as books don’t like sticky fingers!

The library is a great place to relax and find quietness in a very busy college. So please come here to read or study or chat quietly and respect the peace.

Enjoy reading! Enjoy your library!

Check out the library display

Here at Mount Aspiring college library, there is a prominent display area right across the entrance.

Librarians hand-pick fiction and non-fiction books on a specific theme, usually in line with current events of the college.

Displays invite you to discover books you may not have looked for, yet might interest you, or be useful to you.

Displays are changed regularly so always give the display a glance and pick up a good book!

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Sport reading: Win-Win!

Reading about sport is good for your sport practice
You’ll win vocabulary, tactics and tips, inspiration and enthusiasm.

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Reading about sport is good for reading!
Reading about what you’re interested in is more engaging so you’ll read more and as you know, reading is good for you!.

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Win-Win!

So grab a book from the Sport books display, fiction or knowledge, it’s good for you! Or choose a knowledge book about your favourite sport in the 79 section.

Read what you enjoy, Enjoy reading!