Monthly Archives: August 2010

Latest News @ the Nicholas Library

Well, Book Week 2010 is officially done and dusted…

The Nicholas Library had some great Book Week activities, including a staff morning tea and wiki launch, a very successful book swap, and a fiesty trivia competition!  We also had a wonderful display of Book Sculptures created by Year Eight students and ran what turned out to be a very tricky quiz on bridges.

We had all of this year’s shortlisted books for the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) Award.  This year, the winning novel was David Metzenthen’s ‘Jarvis 24’.  Here’s a taste:

I tend to worry, I know I do, but only because I think there is lots of things to worry about. For a start, I think I should’ve said there are lots of things to worry about, which would worry my English teacher, Ms Inglis, more than me – and I worry, for instance, that I lose crap all over the place, and that I have to find some kind of Work Experience for next week, and that my mother’s new second-hand car’s number plates are CISSY, which she refuses to change.

I mean, if some girls saw me , totally innocently, get out of a Red Ford Fiesta outside school, registration CISSY, with my mother screaming out that I’d forgotten my lunch, how would that look?

That’s right, it would look rubbish.







Book Week @ St Catherine’s

Book Week is almost here! To celebrate, the library has a whole week worth of activities for both staff and students to participate in.

Monday 23rd August:

  • Exhibition of book sculptures from the Art department (all week)
  • Bridge Quiz (answers to be handed in by Thursday)
  • Photographic gallery of staff members on bridges (all week)

Tuesday 24th August:

  • Launch of the new reading wiki at lunchtime. All students who attend the launch will receive a raffle ticket and go in the draw to win a prize.  Raffle drawn at the end of lunch.

Wednesday 25th August:

  • Nicholas Library Book Swap.  Bring in a book you no longer want, receive a voucher and exchange the voucher for another book.  Someone’s trash will become someone else’s treasure!

Thursday 26th August:

  • Trivia Quiz at lunchtime in the library.  Bring your lunch and enter a team in the quiz (tables of six).  There will be questions on books and bridges!
  • All quiz entries must be handed in by today.

Friday 27th August:

  • ‘Build a bridge out of books’ competition at lunchtime. Prizes awarded for the longest and most interesting bridge.
  • Quiz winners announced at recess.

Come and join us for one or all of these activities – hope to see you in the library during Book Week!

Book Week is coming!

Book Week is nearly here!

Between Monday 23rd August and Friday 27th August, St Cath’s will be celebrating Book Week in the library.  There will be events running all week, including quizzes, trivia and a book swap.

The theme for this year is ‘Across the Story Bridge’.  It’s all about allowing books to be the ‘bridge’ that takes you into new worlds.  We will also be displaying the novels that have been shortlisted for the title of Book of the Year.

Keep an eye on the blog and the library homepage in the coming week for more details on events during Book Week.