Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Library Lover's Day and Blind Date with a Book

Its that time of year again. February 14 is Library Lover's Day. As part of the celebration, over the past couple of days, the year 7s have been enjoying their introduction to the secondary library with the Blind Date with a Book activity. The idea is that you borrow a book without knowing anything about it and make a pledge to approach the book with an open mind and to give it a go. You don't have to love it or even like it. The main point is that you look beyond what you would normally go for. You never know, you might fall in love with a hidden gem.

We have new library furniture!

Over the summer break we completely re-furnished the library and we have to say, it looks brilliant. As most of you would know we also moved the textbooks into a room underneath the library which has meant more space on the shelves for your favourite fiction authors. So from now on most of your textbook borrowing and returning will be done downstairs.

If you have not been in to see the new library fit out then please drop by for a gander.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Activities at Gold Coast City Libraries

The Gold Coast City Council Libraries are running a range of free fun activities for high school students these summer school holidays.
Check out the digital brochure for more details on individual programs, dates and locations. Bookings are required and can be made online.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Summer Reading Club at Gold Coast City Council Libraries

The Gold Coast City Council Libraries have partnered with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this summer to encourage kids to keep reading over the school holiday break.
You can submit your reading records to go in the draw to join GC City Libraries for a day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday 19 February.
Register at your local library from 1 December.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SLQ Young Writers Award

The State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award is open for submissions now. Entries close Friday September 30 at 5pm. The competition is open to young writers aged 15 to 25 with great prizes on offer. All you have to do is submit a short story (up to 1500 words) through the online submission form.
Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reading Challenge Deadline

Today is the last day to submit your reading forms for the Coomera Anglican College Junior Secondary Reading Challenge.
Be sure to hand them in to library staff before the end of the day so that you can go in the draw for one of the excellent prize packs.
The prizes will be drawn on Thursday at lunch time.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Competitions for Students

This is an early heads up!

The Somerset Celebration of Literature will take place in March 2017. Yes that is a while away however as part of the celebrations there are two writing competitions open to school age students and they are both open for submissions now. The competitions are The Somerset National Poetry Prize and The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition.
The purpose of the Somerset National Poetry Prize is to encourage a love of writing poetry amongst secondary school students, to affirm it as a worthwhile literary pursuit, and to stimulate excellence in writing. It also aims to inspire and enrich youth literature.
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth - and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer!
More information can be found by visiting their website HERE.