Open Night is an interesting concept for a reader – the library is always open to our students and we work hard to ensure that it is a safe space for everyone. Our books are always open, as well – access to the Wheelers ebook catalogue is available 24/7 and through Compass, you can search our online catalogue at any time of the day to find out what texts we have available on our shelves.

So it is interesting to glance at the library through the eyes of a visitor – to see the neat shelves with rows of novels, to look more closely at the displays full of new or themed recommendations, to consider how open and calm the space truly is.

Humming quietly below the energy and enthusiasm displayed by our incredible students at the recent Open Night were the whispers of positivity – acknowledgement of how friendly and open the library appeared, of how many books there were and how much bigger it was than some of the local primary schools, and for some parents – who had attended Mooroolbark themselves – just how much had changed, even if the building was still the same. The swag and zest that our Year 12 helpers brought to the library – chatting with prospective students and parents, stamping their passports and promoting the Mooroolbark Community – also helped to demonstrate the passion and zeal that our students have for our school and it was so wonderful to see so many parents and young students look around our library with wide open eyes.

Premiers’ Reading Challenge
The library would like to remind you that login details have been distributed to all year 7 and 8 students and they should now start logging the books that they are reading on the PRC website – – if you have any questions about the Premier’s Reading Challenge, please contact Miss Pauer. Don’t forget that you can earn House Points!

Book Club is back on this term!
Running every Thursday lunchtime, if you would like to participate in Book Club, please speak to Miss Giles! We chat all things books and reading, there are lots of fun activities and we also supply the snacks!

Scholastic Catalogue – Issue 3
Issue 3 of the Scholastic BookClub has been released and you can now order! There are some fantastic book offers in this issue, including a massive range of books all under $5! If you’d like some help with ordering through Scholastic, please contact the library!

Prue Bon
Library Coordinator