This year has again thrown a number of challenges at the Library, with much of the last part of the year spent in lockdown and away from our Library. The books have become very lonely without excursions outside of the Library. However, it’s been great to see everyone access Wheelers ebooks and audio books for something a bit different, and we do hope that you will continue to use this additional service into next year. (It’s a bit perfect for Summer reading, too, since you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks over the holidays!)
We know that many of you are starting to clean out your lockers, and maybe even your bedrooms, and we’d like to remind you to return any books or equipment that you may come across that you’ve borrowed from the library. If you have an overdue book, then it means that no one else is able to borrow it!
The Library staff are working very diligently behind the scenes to process new arrivals to the Library but we’d like to remind you that we still have shelves full of classics and old favourites that are waiting for you to read! Pop in and visit us in the last few weeks of school – we’re always happy to offer you some recommendations for reading over the Summer holidays!
There are lots of changes coming to the Library in 2022 so watch this space!
Premier’s Reading Challenge
We are super excited to announce that 15 students completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge in 2021. This is an incredible effort given how much time we were in remote learning, which made it just that little bit more challenging for students to access our physical books!
Congratulations to every student that made some progress through the Challenge – we had a whopping 554 books finished throughout the Challenge! The class that finished reading the most books was 8A, with a whopping 176 books between 25 students! Blue House is also clearly full of readers, as they contributed 231 of those finished books, so go Blue House!
Book Club has certainly had its challenges throughout the year, swapping between being remote and being in person! We’d like to thank Miss Giles for her commitment to keeping Book Club running in 2021 and providing an opportunity for students to discuss reading outside of class.
Book Club will return in 2022, so keep an eye out for announcements on how you can attend!
It’s really important that you remember to return all your overdue library books by November 19th! The library has to undertake a very important stocktake of our resources, and there are always other people who would like to read what might be out on loan!
Returning your books is easy – just drop them into the returns box at the desk in the library!
As an incentive to remember to return your books, you’ll be able to earn house points! For each Homegroup with no overdue books by the end of Term 4, there is a whopping 50 house points on offer!