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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Secondary School Library

Our BK Library has had an exciting start to the year with various improvements and updates.

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Our shelves are now stocked with a fresh selection of both fiction and non-fiction books. We have also launched a new Book Club elective for all book lovers to join. Additionally, we have reorganised the space to cater to different needs, providing areas for reading, games, studying, and relaxation.

We are thrilled to see an increase in the number of borrowers for graphic novels, and non-fiction books on topics like environmental science, marine biology, linguistics, and history are popular among our patrons.

To enhance our user experience, we have made some updates to our library catalogue’s landing page (click to open). We invite you to explore our resources curated for your classes, search for books, or browse our collection next time you need information for an assignment or are looking for a great read.

New Book Club Elective
Our first book club group has enjoyed exploring the library collection, sharing recommendations, suggesting books to add to the library, and learning how libraries work.

  • Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbotsky
  • Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman

NEW Check out this recently catalogued fiction:

These books are now available for loan at the BK Library.

Have you noticed #BookTok?

Here’s a list of eBooks that are trending on #BookTok – and available from anywhere on our eBook platform.

What is wheeler’s ePlatform?

Access our awesome range of eBooks and Audiobooks anytime, anywhere! Simply Log in using your Compass details.

Term 2: Student Librarian Opportunities

Do you love books? Do you love libraries? Would you like to learn and practice some library skills? Student Librarians get to suggest new books, unbox orders, prepare books for loan and take care of our beautiful library collection!

Please get in contact with our Teacher Librarian for more information.

Term 3: Book Week

Save the date! Book Week is nearly here and this year’s theme is Read, Grow, Inspire.

DATES: Wednesday 19 to Wednesday 26 of August 2023

What kinds of events would you like to see this year? Your ideas are welcome!

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has released the Short List of nominated Australian children’s books. Book Week celebrates the winners selected by a panel of expert (adult) judges. The Shadowers’ Choice Award, however, is selected by students!

Shadow judging for Book Week allows students to have their opinions heard. We are organising groups of students at each category level:

 

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Students in Years 5 to 8 are invited to shadow-judge in the ‘Younger Readers’ category. 

A huge congratulations to Preshil parent Zana Fraillon, who has two books shortlisted in this category!

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Students in Years 8 an up are invited to Shadow-Judge our ‘Older Readers’ category.

We are also looking for parent volunteers for Term 2 onward. Volunteer roles include covering books, helping with displays for calendar events, and possibly facilitating a parents’ book club. Keep an eye out for the first Preshil Pinboard in Term 2 for more information!

Our Teacher Librarian is always available should you have any questions or suggestions (caitlin.bruns@preshil.vic.edu.au).

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