Glenealy Library News
Welcome back to school!
Books For Birthdays
Here's how it works...
1. If your child is having a birthday, then they can bring in $100 to the library and choose a book from our special birthday tub of books (all of which are brand new)
2. Your child chooses their book and a special birthday dedication is put inside the book so the whole world (Glenealy world) knows who donated the book
3. Your child takes the book to class and shares it with their teacher and friends - at which point your child's teacher makes a big fuss and the whole class partakes in a short reading session/celebration!
4. Your child takes the book home to share with you and then returns it to library, where we cover it and put it on the shelf for all to borrow and share.
If your child would like to participate and buy a book for the school library through this programme, parents are welcome to come to the library with their child to choose a book or your child can come independently.
This programme is for students who would like to do something special at school and help the library build up a great collection of books.
Please note: This is not compulsory.
Mother tongue Book Donations
If you are travelling to another country over the year and you happen to go into a bookshop, the library would be very grateful to receive one picture book from you that is written in another language to add to our ever-growing collection of mother tongue language books.
A dedication will be placed in the front of the book with your child's name.
Thank you for your support!
Borrowing from the Library
Students can borrow every day before school from 8:00 - 8:30 and after school from 3:00 - 3:30.
The library is also open to students at lunchtime from 1:05-1:30, when they can change library books, play chess, read or just hang out with friends.
AUTHOR TO VISIT YEAR 2 AND YEAR 3
Christina will be reading her beautifully illustrated book, The Shadow in the Moon to Year 2 and Year 3 students on Thursday this week.
This book may be borrowed from our school library.
AUTHOR, CANDY GOURLAY visits Glenealy
Candy shared her story of becoming an author through her "Hero's Journey" presentation and then did a cartoon writing activity with Year 5. It was informative and lots of fun. Year 6 also heard her presentation too. Photos below.
To learn more about Candy and her books, click here.
Battle of the Books - starting in October
The book choices are again all excellent books that range from a variety of genres and authors. We had a very successful book club last year and our school BOB team did extremely well in the semi-finals. Most importantly, it was a lot of fun.
Below is a list of this year's titles. All are available in the library.
SOME OF THE GREAT BOOKS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY
Caldecott Award Winners
For more information on present and past award winners, click here.
Kate Greenaway Award Winners
Learn more here.
Newbery Medal Award Winning Books
Visit the Newbery Medal Home Page to learn more and see the award winners from 1922 to 2014.
MORE GREAT BOOKS...
The all-new Hong Kong Golden Dragon Book Awards
See books below that have been shortlisted for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Young Reader Nominees aged 4-6
Middle Reader Nominees, aged 7-10
Older Reader Nominees, aged 11-14
Did you know? Glenealy School subscribes to Brainpop and Brainpop Jr.
Brainpop is an amazing award-winning resource! It is an online bank of educational videos, activities and quizzes. You'll find many links to units of inquiry, literacy and mathematics concepts explained in easy-to-understand language for your child.
Brainpop Jr is good for Years 1-4, while Brainpop is good for Years 4-6.
Parents and students can find links to Brainpop and Brainpop Jr on the Glenealy Globe Library page through your child's log-in.
Thank you to the PTA who funded this whole-school subscription.
ABA Productions - Books brought to life
To find out what's showing when, follow the link here.