|Library Hours The library is open Monday-Friday during term time.|
|Prep – Year 6 Students: 8:00am – 3:15pm|
|Year 7 – 12 Students: 8:00am – 4:00pm|
|Every Thursday (Year 7-12) From 3:00pm – 4:00pm|
Year 7-12 Homework Club – Research and Discovery Sessions
During Homework Club over the coming weeks, Beryl Morris our Secondary Teacher Librarian, will be hosting Research and Discovery sessions in the Library. The sessions will run on Thursdays from 3pm – 4pm and will focus on showing students how to access resources and databases for their research, assignments and study needs. Parents are very welcome to attend.
Week 3 – Introductory Session: GCCC Library and database research tools including: vLibrary resources, Britannica Online, Image Quest and Library Webs.
Week 4 – Additional session to assist with particular assessment tasks, resource tools and tips for referencing and writing bibliographies.
Week 5 – Special session with Patricia Stahl from the Beerwah Library focusing on research and accessing resources from Sunshine Coast Libraries.
Week 7 – A follow-up session by Patricia Stahl and Beryl Morris for individual research inquiries.
Book Week Competitions (Prep – Year 6)
All Book Week competition entries are due in the Library next Monday 11 August. Students have been busy taking part in the competitions in the lead up to Book Week and we look forward to seeing their entries. The Connect 4 Challenge has also been popular with Year 3-6 students as they guess our mystery readers in the Primary end of the Library. There has been a buzz of excitement about the Connect to Lego challenge where students have been asked to create their favourite scene, character or book cover in Lego. Entries can be brought in to the Library next Monday or a photo can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will be displayed in the Library during Week 4. Winning entries will be kept in the Library in Week 5 and displayed during Book Week.
Book Fair – Helpers Needed
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.
We are looking for parent helpers to assist from Monday 18 August – Wednesday 20 August and Friday 22 August. Please contact Vanessa McKellar at email@example.com if you are able to assist and we will contact you with further details.
The National Reading Hour is happening again on Tuesday 19 August from 6-7pm and GCCC families are encouraged to participate. The event celebrates the importance of reading and reminds parents and caregivers that reading together doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking in their busy lives, and that sharing a book with a child for 10 minutes a day – or just over an hour a week – will still give that child the best chance of becoming a good reader later in life. Go to http://www.love2read.org.au/love-reading.cfm for more details and to access a huge range of reading resources.
Thank you to those who have signed up for the MS Readathon. It’s not too late to get involved and is simple to register.
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 1 August 31 August. 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.
See you in the library,
Vanessa McKellar – Head of Library Services