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International Book Giving Day

What is special about February 14th? If you said it was Valentine's Day, you were half right! It is also International Book Giving Day! 

Did you know that:

• Most children in developing countries do not own books.

• In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books.

• In the United States, two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books.

• In Australia, indigenous children living in remote communities have fewer books, computers and other educational resources.

Welcome to 2013

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another year in the library. There have been a lot of changes to the look of the library since 2012. I have rearranged the furniture so that there are now plenty of open spaces and our new interactive whiteboard  is being used in library lessons. 

Premier's Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the 135 students who completed the 2012 Premier's Reading Challenge! The certificates will be delivered to the school next term. Students receiving their certificates have combined their library studies with regular library borrowing, in order to read the required amount of books. For K-2 students, this amounted to 30 books, 25 of which had to be from the official challenge list. For 3-6 students, this amounted to 20 books, 15 of which had to be from the official challenge list.

Book Week Activity Day

On Thursday 23rd August, we held a Book Week activity day. We began the day with a book character parade in the hall. After that, the students were split into K-2 and 3-6 groups and completed 4 activities based around some of the shortlisted Book Week titles. In the afternoon, everyone met in the hall and presented some of the work they had completed during the day.

Getting ready for Book Week

It will soon be Book Week and classes have been examining the different shortlisted titles to see which ones they would pick if they were the judges. In the Picture Book category, our favourite is "The Dream of the Thylacine." I wonder if the judges will agree with us? 

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