All 2018 new books are announced on the Book List page here.
The library holds a small collection of audiobooks and has the corresponding books.
The town library also has a collection of audiobooks that we can borrow for our students for free.
Thank you everyone for your beautiful posters of your Favourite Books in 2018. Great recommendations in there!
While Adventure and Humorous are still high favourites, Mystery, Thrilling and Heartbreaking are high interests this year.
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!
Here is an interesting word cloud of the keywords of the favourite books posters. Humourous, Adventure and Mystery are favourite genres!
21st May to the 8th June
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
Come to the library to borrow up to four books to enjoy reading over the holidays.
To continue in the genre, try one of these keywords in the catalogue: Mystery, Crime, Psychological Thriller, Detective, Thriller, Suspense…
Happy Holiday Reading!
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 😉