Koorong Book Sale
Thank you to the many Grandparents that supported our annual Koorong Book Sale at the end of last term. We sold just over $800 worth of titles and received approximately $160 in commission that will go towards purchasing more titles for the library.
Brian Andrew, our guest speaker on Grandparents’ Day sold a selection of books as well, including the popular Grow in Grandad’s Garden and the recently released and Grow in Grandma’s Garden (written by his wife Moira). For those families who would like to purchase more titles from Koorong or Brian Andrew, please go to the following links to access items online. Koorong: http://www.koorong.comBrian Andrew: http://livehappytogether.com.au
Book Week/Book Fair
Our annual Book Week and Book Fair celebrations are coming up very soon! These events are a major highlight of the year for library staff and everyone is busy coming up with ideas for their
dress-up day costume. The theme for Book Week 2014 is Connect to Reading and our annual Dress-Up Day Parade will be held on Thursday 21 August. Our Book Fair Garden will take place during Book Week in Week 5 and will run from Tuesday 19 August to Thursday 21 August.
Book Fair is a whole school reading event where students, parents and Grandparents are invited to the library to view and purchase a wide selection of Scholastic titles. This year we have some extra special events planned as well, so stay tuned for more details in upcoming newsletters.
The MS Readathon will return again in August and all students are invited to participate and help raise funds to provide support for Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS).The MS Readathon turns 35 this year and is the nation’s longest-running and most respected reading-based fundraiser. Over the past 35 years, around 5.5 million people have taken part, raising more than $40 million for people with MS.Participation is easy and you can get startedby following the three easy steps below. Students who take part have the chance to receive great a fantastic array of reading rewards.
How to take part in the MS Readathon
1. Register – Participants register online at http://www.msreadathon.org.au
2. Read throughout August – Children can read any literature as long as it is at their own reading level. The reading period runs from August 1 – 31. Children can include all books used for the Premier’s Reading Challenge for the MS Readathon.
3. Fundraise from family and friends – All students who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and Reading Rewards to recognise their dedication to helping others.
Scholastic Book Club
Issue 5 of the Scholastic Book Club will be handed out to students in Week 2 with the Koorong Kids Issue 3. Due to the Book Fair later in the term there will be no Scholastic Book Club Issue 6. The final two issues, including Koorong Kids Issue 4 will be handed out to students in Term 4.
See you in the library,
Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services