Sunday, 15 May 2016

Life lessons from Dr Suess

Dr Suess famously stated that he never began a story with a moral in mind. Kids can see a moral coming a mile off, he said. But, he admitted, there's an inherent moral in any story. While he may not have set out to moralize, there are countless bits of truth and life lessons to be learned from his stories.

This you tube clip captures a few of his life lessons.

50 New Zealand books every kid should read by age 12

This a great link to a website that promotes New Zealand authors and reading.

 50 New Zealand books every kid should read by age 12

50 New Zealand books every child should read by age 12

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Library back in action!

The library is back in action, apologies to the children. I know they have been dying to get back into the library to get books out! We had a bit of a hiccup with the barcodes when entering new children to the school but that is all resolved now.

It was fabulous to see Room 3 in the library selecting their books looks like Minecraft books, Captain Underpants, Dirty Bertie and Spirit animals are popular.

Just to let you know that the school library is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3:00pm. So please call in and visit our space or spend some time there with your child. Please have items issued before you take them from the library. Children can borrow up to three books and have two weeks to return them to the library. Make sure you return them to the library by the due date. We have a wide range of books your child can issue. We expect children to be responsible for the care and protection of our lovely library books. All children should have a safe method (book bag, plastic bag, separate pocket in their school bag) to transport books to and from school, away from drink bottles and lunch boxes. We hope you come and enjoy all your library has to offer you - see you soon.

This little you tube clip about reading for pleasure makes good viewing.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Library back in business!

Thank you to all of those people that supported the Scholastic Book Fair - we sold lots of books and in return got over $900 worth of books which is amazing!

I have also done a stock take this week and now I am ready to reopen the library!

We are using the software that was purchased last year for the library and this gives students the opportunity to write book reviews or video reviews about books they have read in our library. 

Just click on the link below and the children can log in to write a review

Another great feature of this system is that the children can find out about what books are recommended reads or what to read next if they enjoyed a particular book. It also has a selection of ebooks which I am sure the children will be eager to try out!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Summer Reading at your community library!

Here is something local for you to check out South Taranaki District Council Libraries (Hawera, Opunake, Kaponga, Manaia, Patea. Waverley and Eltham Libraries)  have summer reading programmes for 5-12 years and 12+. Check out the link to get more information:

Encouraging a love of books and reading is one of the most important things you can do to help develop your child’s literacy skills. You can help with this by enrolling your child in the South Taranaki District Libraries Summer Reading Programme for younger children and iRead Programme for Tweens. Participants, should be aged between 5-12 years old to register – they  do not need to be reading by themselves to participate in the programme.

Children enrolled in the six week summer reading programme:

·         receive a colourful folder to record the library books they have read
·         come into the library to share their library books with a staff member (report-in) 
·         receive a small gift at each report-in 
·         may attend activities and storytellers throughout the programme 
·         complete the programme by reporting-in 3+ times 
·         can attend a finale celebration where they will receive a certificate 

All of this is offered free of charge!


Registrations open at your local LibraryPlus on Monday 8 December.
  • Participants agree to read for a minimum of 15 minutes each day throughout the six week summer holiday break.
  • Participants agree to  report-in to the library to chat to a staff member at least 3 times over the break.
  • Parents agree to help their child achieve these goals.

Let's get reading!