LIBRARY FESTIVAL 2017

20TH -30TH JUNE 2017

Library activities

During class time and lunchtime, there will be book games and activities. Join in!


Favourite book poster competition

Create a poster showing the title, the author, an illustration and 3 keywords that describe the book. Template available here. Each valid poster earns one mark. The winning poster earns 3 marks; the runner-up earns 2 marks.


Whanau photo competition

Students will take pictures of people reading. Each whanau is invited to select the best of their students’ photo in each of these categories:

> Best  photo > Most interesting location > Most people reading

There must be no harm done to the participants nor the books (or the photo will be disqualified!). The photos may be published so people featured must agree to their image being used online. Each photo earns a mark. The winning photo in each category earns 3 marks; the runner-up in each category earns 2 marks.


Please bring posters to the library and email photos to library@mtaspiring.school.nz by 4pm 30th June 2017. Make sure you put your House on each entry. Marks will be tallied and House Points will be announced the following week.

No food in the library, please

This is why!

Food found in a book   Mould due to food in book

There are thousands species of mould, some of which are hazardous, if not deadly. And they spread inexorably so we can’t afford to have them in a library.

So here is the consequence of this (stupid) action: 30 pages had to be cut!

Consequence of food in book

If you wanted to know about flat fish and fly fishing, sorry… What a pity for a much loved and out-of-print book.

Therefore, please do not eat in the library!

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.

 

GrababookGrababook!

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.

Ideas to improve the library

The library Festival whanau quiz ended with one supplementary question: “Give one idea (or more!) to improve the library“. Answers are very relevant and will be acted upon.
Idea Bulb animated

  • More books!!
  • Have more books for the books that are popular
  • Instead of buying individual books, buy full series
  • More couches and bean bags
  • More computers that work!!

 

And the winning posters are…

First!

Evie_Simonsohn

Congratulation to Evie Simonsohn for the beautiful drawing of a shooner to illustrate her favourite book “Bloody Jack”, by L.A. Meyer. This book is unfortunately not in the library and is now out of print!..

Second !

Congratulation to Caleb Eason for his effective illustration of the Chaos Walking trilogy, by Patrick Ness, Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008. — Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2009. — Shortlisted for Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 2008. The background has been made by writing words in mirror on the back of the paper. Quite smart!

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Third !

Well Done Keltan Voyce for the graphic novel style of the poster of the first book in the popular series Bone!

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Come to the library to get your prize: A book voucher 😉

And thanks to all students who participated. Your poster will soon decorate the library windows and give ideas of good books to read to everyone.

What a term!

After the Favourite Book Festival running all August, the library is well decorated with colourful garlands and lots of Favourite Books recommendations.

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There was then an Ancient Civilization display and New Revision Guides. The Picture books have been rearranged, the Knowledge area shelves have been extended and re-labelled. And lots of new books have been added to the fiction collection as always.

We often had two classes using the library at the same time which works well as there are three distinct spaces in the library. The Holiday Reading Packs have had an unprecedented success, finishing the term like a rocket!

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Book your Holiday Reading Pack

Spring_holiday_reading_packWhat do you do during the holidays? Bike – Read – Socialize – Read – Contemplate – Read – Play – Read – Climb – Read…

Get a Holiday Reading Pack containing 10 books specially chosen for you.

Advantages of reading for pleasure:

  • Perfect brain gym
  • Perfect relaxation between stints of revisions and sporting activities
  • Proven improvement of your study skills (see a previous article “Reading is good for you”)
  • You’ll never be bored.

Fill in the form below by Wednesday 24th Sept and the librarian will deliver your Holiday Reading Pack to you in class on the last day of the term.

Too late now ! Sorry.

The offer will be on again before autumn holidays next year…

Top Tens

I recently found a good list of Top Ten Books for teens on The Guardian website. Written by famous authors of the genres, they give a good overview. The library has many of the books listed and can get them on demand.

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MACLIC Top Ten in 2014 are:

  • The Recruit by Robert Muchamore,
  • The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins,
  • Geek girl by Holly Smale
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Maximum security by Robert Muchamore,
  • Then by Morris Gleitzman,
  • Lily alone by Jacqueline Wilson,
  • Best friends by Jacqueline Wilson,
  • Catching fire by Suzanne Collins,
  • Running wild by Michael Morpurgo.