Work Experience in the library
Last week Katie Todd joined the library team as part of the Year 10 Work Experience program. Katie is a regular library monitor at lunchtime and having her come on board as a ‘library assistant’ was a tremendous blessing. Katie completed a wide range of tasks and extended her knowledge of the library services we offer. She completed a library monitor brochure, became very popular at the Prep picnic handing out Tiny Teddies, checked orders and assisted with cataloguing, as well as helping with loans/returns and covering books. Katie showed great skill and exemplified the College G.R.E.A.T values in her actions. She was a pleasure to work with.
Term 1 Book Club Achievements
Thank you to the many families who have supported the Scholastic and Koorong Kids Book Club this term. We have had a fantastic start to the year with families ordering $2691 worth of items so far. This has earned us close to $500 in commission. The Book Clubs offer a great range of products, often at extremely low prices. It is a great way to promote reading at home and for students to keep up with recent releases. Students love ordering items and we are constantly asked, “When will Book Club arrive?” once orders have been placed. It usually takes less than a week for orders to arrive.
Thank you also for helping to ensure that orders are placed by the due dates noted on the covering letter of Book Club. Book Club is run voluntarily by a group of mums who willingly give their time each issue. Having orders placed on time ensures that orders can be placed, received and packed in the shortest time possible. Your assistance with this process is greatly appreciated.
At the end of 2012, the Book Club commission was used to purchase a large floor rug for the library. It has been a great addition to the green ampitheatre area and is particularly useful during book exchanges and lessons. I already have a wish list of items on this year’s agenda and look forward to buying more resources for staff and students to enjoy.
Prep Teddy Bears’ Picnic in the library
To celebrate the learning goals achieved this term in the library, the Prep classes brought their teddies along for a picnic during a recent library lesson. It was a wonderful event for each class to enjoy as they celebrated reading and all they have achieved with Bobbie Bookworm and Casey the Crocodile (from the Prep shelf).
All students across Prep – Year 12 have been encouraged to borrow and read over the holidays. Students across Prep – Year 6 will have the opportunity to bring both home readers and library books (including Lexile titles) home at the end of the term. Please encourage students to read their books, to keep them in a safe place and return them promptly when school returns.
If you are looking for activities to keep the kids busy over the holidays check out the Sunshine Coast Libraries website and the “School Holiday Activities” link under the “Kids” tab. There are a huge variety of free activities available and a number of authors to meet including Cartoon Dave, Vicky Chan and Barbara Johansen Newman.
Lifeline Bookfest – Book lovers and volunteers required
The Lifeline Bookfest is on at the Caboolture Centenary Lakes Indoor Basketball Courts (Morayfield Road, Moraylfield) during the holidays from April 6 – 8. Prices start from $2. All funds raised at the Lifeline Bookfest support Lifeline and Uniting Care Community’s free counselling and support services. Volunteers are required to help with the Lifeline Caboolture Bookfest, including the set up (April 3 – 5) and pack down (April 9 – 10). If you have time to spare and would like to help or require further information, please contact Maria Griffin on 54091406.
Please note the library will be closed during the school holidays.
Have a wonderful Easter celebrating the death and resurrection of our amazing Saviour Jesus.
Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services