Library News Term 3 Week 7


Book Week
What an exciting Book Week! There were displays in the library including all the books shortlisted from each award category. The library staff joined in the dress up day on Friday. The theme for 2019 was Reading is my Secret Power and we adapted this to also include superpower. Stories using the Book Week books and activities relating to the stories were shared with all the SOTA classes from R-7. We also did Book Week on assemblies as well as at the Storytime and Book Chat events. Book Week was so big we couldn’t fit it all into just one week. More Book Week happenings will occur during the Languages and Library Come in Day at Marden on 5 September and up at SOTA for Mini-Schools on Thursday at the end of the term.

Book Week Competition entries are due to the library by 5 September. We have received some magnificent entries so far so keep sending them in. We will be sharing them at Assembly and other event when the competition has closed.

Storytime on Monday
Students in R-6 classes are welcome to join in the Library Storytime event each Monday at 1.30pm on WebEx. It is a chance to share stories and activities with students from a range of classes. New resources in the library are promoted at the start of the session and students also have the opportunity to ask for books and other resources to be sent out.

Book Chat on Thursday
Students in Year 5-7 classes are welcome to join in the Library Book Chat event each Thursday at 2.15pm on WebEx. It is a chance to find out about some of the books available from the library, and share stories and activities with other students.

Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Challenge is over for 2019. Congratulations and well done to all who did the challenge this year. Completed forms need to be returned to the library by 4 September. The PRC form for your year level can be downloaded from the Library page on the OAC website Then add the 12 books you have read to the form and email it back to [email protected]

Premiers Be Active Challenge 2019
The PBA Challenge is coming to a close for 2019 too. If you have your forms completed they need to be emailed back to the library by mid September. Well done to all those who have joined in this Challenge too.

Other library resources are available via the OAC website.

As well as the resources we send out there are other resources available via the OAC website under the library link at Please let us know if you would like more information about using these resources. We will also be coming on to lessons etc to work with students to use them too. And, I am happy to run a session for Supervisors too.

If you would like to eg, borrow some resources, need reply paid stickers or envelopes or red bags please contact us:

    • Let us know on Assembly each morning
    • Phone: 1800 882 328 and ask for the Library
    • Phone: (08) 8309 3620 or (08) 8366 2822
    • Follow us on Twitter @mardenlibrary
    • Email: [email protected]

The Library Team

Last updated: 03 September 2019