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.


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!.



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!

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!

Quick find for books

Awesome book return box

Awesome book return boxAwesome book hovermark

Did you find a book awesome and wish to spread the word? Then drop it in the Awesome Book Return Box. The book will receive an AWESOME hovermark and will proudly stand out on the shelves. And when choosing a book, look out for
AWESOME hovermarks. If somebody found a book awesome, chances are you will too.



If you are still not sure what to read or you have no time to choose a book, then take one from the Grababook box conveniently placed on the issue desk. The librarian fills it with favourite and sure-to-please popular books.

Book trailers

QR on shelves

New in the library!

Some QR codes are progressively added on the shelves to take you to selected book trailers. Book trailers are a short promotional animation or video that present a book. They are a great 2-ways bridge between the printed and online world.

Explore the library,  scan and enjoy! You may need to download a QR code reader App on your phone first.

Here are many book trailer sites:

Here you’ll find more book trailer sites and learn how to make book trailers

Happy Halloween in the library!

Come to the library to borrow a horror book and be ready to tell a creepy story to your friends for Halloween!

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  • Grab a book from the Scary books stand, or
  • Choose an author listed on the “read to survive” bookmark, or
  • Enter one of these keywords in the catalogue…

Will you dare to open a thriller / thrilling book???

Te wiki o te reo māori – Maori language week

After the kapa haka house competition culminating last Friday with a full on challenge, let’s roll on to celebrate te reo māori – maori language: give it a go and have fun! This year’s theme is ingoa Māori, māori names. Click here to see activities in relation to this theme.

To participate and celebrate:

Check out the display at the whare pukapuka – library:


           māori language 

            māori authors 

             māori stories

Click here to search the maori language, authors and stories available in the college library. Or do your   own search with the link to the library catalogue on the right.

Puāwai, Te Kaitiakipukapuka

Maori Language week !

04 July – 10 July 2011

  • Participate in the whanau Quiz, to add points to your house
  • Maori display in the library, with fantastic authentic items thanks to MAC maori teacher, with free leaflets
  • Maori signage throughout the school
Lots of books in the library :
– Maori authors : Gavin Bishop BIS /P, Alan Duff  DUF, Patricia Grace GRA, Keri Hulme HUL, Witi Ihimaera  IHI, Kelly Ana Morey MOR, Apirana Taylor TAY
– Maori culture 306
– Maori myths 398.2 (also in Picture books area, with lots of new bi-lingual books)
– In history of New Zealand 993.1
– and many more, check the library catalogue.
And many resources on Maori language week website.

Te reo Give it a go!

Kara whiua!