Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Our Senior School Library

Did you know? The Inaburra Senior School Library offers some special services to our Year 5 & 6 Students.

ebooks - we use Wheelers ebooks and now have purchased over 400 titles with them. While these were originally purchased for the Senior School Library, many are suitable for Years 5 & 6 so these students are invited to join the Inaburra elibrary.
Just like regular library loans eBooks can be borrowed for two weeks or reserved ahead if already being used by others. They are then downloaded to your device ready for you to read.

So now it is really as simple as navigating to  https://inaburra.wheelers.co   and at the top of the page signing in with surnamefirstname (students). Password is your school password. You can then search by title, series, author, subject etc.

Like anything else from the Library, please make sure you choose a book that fits your reading ability and is one your family would be happy for you to read. If unsure ask a staff member.
The elibrary will be expanded over time to include more Junior School titles.

Lunchtime in the Library
On Thursdays and Fridays, Years 5 & 6 are invited, if they wish, to go to the Senior School Library to browse or borrow suitable books during the Junior School lunchtime (after eating). Please just let the teachers on duty know that you are going. Please be on best behaviour while heading down and back.

A big THANKYOU to Mrs Kim Smith for organising these options.

Comments welcome...

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Books You Shouldn't Leave Childhood Without Reading

I am often asked to recommend books or authors for certain age groups but am reluctant to do so as I feel I would never get a really comprehensive list that I was satisfied with. Age group, interest and reading level are three very different factors which need to be considered.
Yesterday I came across this article which seemed to have a list I would agree with and this is a good starting point. There are a few there I don't know but will certainly investigate for our Library.

Try these great books:
50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12