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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Library Leaders for 2015 term 1

Hi Everyone!!! 

Nearing the End of week 4, Term 1 - WOW time is flying.


We had 31 Applications for Library Leader !!! 
Outstanding !!

Due to the high quality of applications
we now have
20
 Library Leaders


They are all required to wear a badge while on Library Duty

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Blind Date with a Book Results

Hi all !!

Blind Date with a Book

 This turned out to be a huge success!!!

In 4 days we had over 70 books issued and taken out of our library.

70 books that,
 due to outdated or slightly unappealing covers,
had sat on our shelves without moving
for over two years!!!!

www.exurbe.com

We All judge a book by it's cover !
We do !!
So this was a fantastic exercise in choosing a book
from the blurb and being intrigued by the
small selection of words rather
than a visual picture.

Well done to all those that took a book on a blind date :)

Thursday, 12 February 2015

National Library Cuts....


PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK AND SIGN THE PETITION.
Our school was a huge supporter of the National Libray Services to Schools 
and this is very much in danger of being changed drastically.

Change can be good - however these proposed changes are going to cause a massive ripple effect schools and school libraries Nationwide

http://action.labour.org.nz/kids-books
type in the above link and sign the petition !!!
Please 

:)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

NEW BOOKS

A quick look at a small collection of NEW books - more to follow in the up coming weeks!!!

www.goodreads.com

Diego Run ! by Deborah Ellis

Diego lives in a prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
His parents are locked up, but he is free to come and go: to school and to the market, working as a "taxi", doing errands for other prisoners. But the future looks grim unless he can make money, fast.
His Friend Mando has a plan.....




www.allenandunwin.com
Through my Eyes - Emilio by Sophie Masson
"I'm sorry - I'm so sorry, Emilio," Juanita began, her voice breaking a little.
Emilio hardly hear her. His stomach was heaving, there was a roaring in his ears.
The Policeman said,
"My name is Raul Castro,
and I am an officer of the Policia Federal here
in Mexico City."
He showed his identification. 
"I regret to inform you that I have bad news."

www.kids-bookreview.com



















Through my eyes - Naveed by John Hefferna 

The explosion jolts him awake. He sits up, gasping for air, heart thumping.
Was the blast real? Perhaps it had only happened in his head, a bad dream.
Demons of the dark, his father had called them.
Push them away. They'll only poison your thoughts. 
Seek the light and they can't hurt you.

These are available now !
Check them out.

Chow for now
SD

Sunday, 8 February 2015

BLIND DATE with a GOOD BOOK

Blind Date
With a Book
Do you judge a book by its Cover??
Now you don’t have to!!!


Try our NEW Blind Date with a Book
Let’s try new things J
Give it a go - you won't know what you have till you issue it.





Sunday, 1 February 2015

2015 - New Year, New Initiatives, New Books.... AWESOME

Welcome back everyone - WELCOME to all new students/families 




I am looking forward to this year as I am fortunate to now be a Full time Librarian !!

Our Library is a special place with over 9000 books, around 200 e-books and a smaller, but growing collection of 20 AudioBooks.
Students can come in during Morning tea and Lunchtimes throughout the week to, quietly, browse our collections and/or play card/board games.




Should you have any Library related questions please don't hesitate to contact me: Sara Davis - Librarian between the times 8am-3:30 Mon-Friday.



Here is to an eventful, exciting, learning filled year. !!

Chow for now!
SD