By Gill Fisher | Posted: Saturday March 19, 2016
As a result of a very successful Summer Reading Programme we have celebrated by gifting books to some of those who participated. We had a full quota of 52 students sign up.
Last year over 600 books spent the summer with Yr 7 students, many of whom clocked up to 32 hours of reading and some over 100 hours. Reading mileage is an important step to a life long love of books so we decided to track minutes to make it easy for everyone to participate. It was amazing what those minutes added up to and wonderful to see some of our reluctant readers also take on the challenge. We will certainly be repeating the programme this year with more places available.
We have started the year with a large number of new books; sports biographies, sporting tips, many graphic novels and some new series to excite the students and their reading habits. We have Classroom and Lunchtime Librarians all working toward their badges and taking responsibility for the Library, a crucial job that enables the Library to be open every lunchtime and classes to make smooth transactions.
The books in our Library cater to all reading levels and interests so there is something here for everyone and students are encouraged to request items they would like to see in our Library. Students may issue three books at a time and can keep them for a couple of weeks, then renew if they wish to. They are also learning Library skills that will help them all through high school.