And the Favourite books in 2018 are….

Thank you everyone for your beautiful posters of your Favourite Books in 2018. Great recommendations in there!

2018 Keywords

While Adventure and Humorous are still high favourites, Mystery, Thrilling and Heartbreaking are high interests this year.

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2017 Favourite Books

In 2017, students designed posters of their favourite books. The posters have been decorating the library and acting as book recommendations for a year. Here the books students prefer!

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Here is an interesting word cloud of the keywords of the favourite books posters. Humourous, Adventure and Mystery are favourite genres!

 

Reading Festival!

21st May to the 8th June

Program

Library House Competition in 2018

  • Favourite book poster competition

As usual, create a poster of your favourite book showing the title and author, an illustration and 3 keywords that describe the book. Return to the library (with your name and whanau) by 4pm, 8st  June 2018.

Each valid poster earns 1 mark for your house. The winning poster earns 3 marks and the runner up 2 marks. Book vouchers will be offered to the winner and runner-up.

  • Reading photography competition

Launched with success in 2017, the competition’s theme is photos which feature staff and students reading intently, happily, cosily to role-model reading. There are 3 categories:

    • Best photo
    • Most interesting location
    • Most people reading

Rules:

    • Each whanau is invited to submit ONE photo in each category. Choose the best one!
    • The photos may be published so people featured must agree to their image being used online
    • There must be no harm done to the participants nor the books (or the photo will be disqualified!).
    • Photos must be of a publishable quality to qualify (eg. blurred, too dark or people not reading)
    • Each photo earns a mark. The winning photo in each category earns 3 marks; the runner-up in each category earns 2 marks.

Please email photos to library@mtaspiring.school.nz by 4pm 1st June 2018. House Points will be announced the following week.

Stop Drop Read!

Every day in whanau during the Reading Fortnight: Spend 10 minutes reading. Everyone just opens a book -including the teacher- and dives into reading for 10 minutes. It has been identified as an effective activity to raise the profile and enjoyment of reading. It could be a book or a magazine, a cool article. Please not on electronic device as half the time would be spent checking that it IS reading.

Library activities

3-5 minutes activities are available in the library. Ask the librarian and have fun! Chocolate Fish for winners (during reading fortnight only)

Enjoy reading ~ Read what you enjoy!

Crime etc.

Come to the library to borrow up to four books to enjoy reading over the holidays.

Check out the Crime Display and get enthralled!
Crime display
​To continue in the genre, try one of these keywords in the catalogue:  Mystery, Crime, Psychological Thriller, Detective, Thriller, Suspense…

Happy Holiday Reading!

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 😉

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Visit the library if you…

Missed something in the newsletter?

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

Want to check out the news?

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

Lost?Friendly librarian

There is an updated college map 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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    Enjoy!