New Books!


Click here to read the list and summaries of the new books on the shelves now.

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.

If you look for a specific title that we don’t have, then remember that audiobooks are fairly cheap, so you can buy and download them on your own device.
Online sources:
It is also always worth checking on Wheelers or BookDepository.
Happy book listening!

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


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 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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