Library News 21 June 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Library News 21 June 2013

  • June 19, 2013

Holiday Reading Activities

There are some great activities lined up at the Beerwah Library these holidays to keep the kids enthralled. There is an interactive musical presentation called the Funky Chicken Show, where Author Chris Collin presents his book Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks. There is also a Stop Motion Animation activity where participants use an ipad to create their own stop animation project. The State Library of Queensland in Brisbane also has a range of activities happening, including a holiday show and workshop, mobile making, junk orchestra and a Story Lab for older students. For further details go to the Sunshine Coast Libraries website and the SLQ website

Minute Mob

The Minute Mob is an optional activity for students in Middle /Secondary and was launched during the Read More in May celebrations. It’s a fantastic way to promote reading across Year 7-12, where students record their daily reading minutes and earn awards and prizes for their achievements. Students are encouraged to reach the following reading goals: 1000, 2500, 5000, 8500 and 10 000 minutes. There is no set time limit and students are encouraged to work at their own pace. Prizes will be awarded at 2500, 5000, 8500 and 10 000 minutes. Details about the Minute Mob can be found on the Library page of the GCCC Moodle and students can collect the Minute Mob booklet from the library or print one out online. A great activity to consider starting over the holidays!


Thank you to the many families who took part in the Read More in May competition. Across the College the reading minutes recorded added up to an amazing 61,858 minutes. That’s a huge 1030 hours in total! All entries have been sent through to Scholastic for the chance to win $150 worth of vouchers to spend on Scholastic Book Club and/or the Book Fair in Term 3. The following top three students, whose families read the most in May, have each won a $25 Book Cub voucher. What a brilliant effort and amazing achievement. They include:

Primary – Madison Long from 1G with 6960 minutes

Middle – Lilli Jameljanenko from 8M with 780 minutes

Secondary – Kaylee Utting from 11M with 27,900 minutes

Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services

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