Happy Bookmas!

Happy Bookmas!

Thank you everyone for wonderful year of reading and learning in our library in 2016!

Who else could go on top of our Bookmas tree, but the star of our library…Pig the Pug! 

No one loves Christmas more than Pig.
And the world’s greediest Pug will stay up all night to get his presents!

Happy Christmas and have a fun and safe summer holiday!

HAPPY READING…

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Summer Reading Club – Mammoth Reads

Summer holidays are the perfect time to relax and READ! 

You can register online for the Summer Reading Club OR at your local library branch. Collect your reading kit and then all you have to do is read!

Click HERE for all the information you need to know about the Summer Reading Club.

In the reading kit, there is a Mammoth Book of Challenges which contains a Reading Record. When it is full just return it to the library, grab a new Reading Record sheet and keep reading.  As you read, you can collect stickers, swap cards and flying disks. You will go into the draw to win great prizes including a zoo membership, book vouchers and games.
The grand prize is a Zoos Victoria Roar and Snore: overnight stay at the zoo for a family of four.

You can also participate in lots of fun FREE activities at your local library including craft, movies, NGV Kids on Tour, robotics and lots more. Click HERE to download the program so you can sign up for the activities you like!

What are you waiting for?
Sign up for the Summer Reading Club now…
#ReadingIsFun

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Happy birthday to our Library!

Happy 5th birthday!!

It’s hard to believe that it was five years ago in November 2011 that we moved into our brand new library…time flies when you’re having fun!

Many of our current students don’t know about our original and much loved cosy little library that we had for 28 years or how we moved into the GECCO (our hall) for two years and transformed it into a library as we waited for our brand new library to be built. Read about it on our New LRC page and watch the video below…

The LRC is the place to be on PhotoPeach

 

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Congratulations to our Premiers’ Reading Challenge Readers

Congratulations to our 70 students who completed the Premiers’ Reading Challenge!

This year 221,800 Victorian school students participated in the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

All together our students read 2,812 books and each student who completed the PRC received a certificate for their fabulous reading effort to complete the challenge.

The student who read the most books from each year level also received a small trophy to recognise their reading stamina.

Our PRC 2016 medal was awarded to a Year 6 student who has participated in the PRC each year during her time at St Martin’s…Congratulations on being such a wonderful reading role model!

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Pig the Pug’s Global Reading Adventures

We have had so much fun taking our two Pig the Pugs home to read to this year for #ReadingIsFun that I thought the students in Mrs Hembree’s library in Seattle might enjoy doing this too! Mrs Hembree was surprised to meet Pig the Pug and very interested to hear about how we take him home to read to each night…

Mrs Hembree decided that Pig the Pug would be perfect for her Year 3 students. She bought a suitcase for their Pig the Pug to travel home in each night and set up guidelines like ours for her students to ensure Pig the Pug enjoys a story is and returned each day.

I was SO excited when I returned home to Melbourne to see that the Year 3 students have started #CougarRidgeReads with Pig the Pug!  

Click HERE to see what Pig the Pug is reading with the Year 3 students and then scroll down to see their photos. 

Thanks to one of the students, Pig the Pug has a fancy pillow to sit on as he is read to…

and he is enjoying listening to lots of stories with his new American friends….

It makes my teacher librarian heart sing to see students in Melbourne, Australia and Seattle, WA having fun reading to Pig the Pug and sharing their books online at #ReadingIsFun and #CRReads. Thank you Mrs Hembree  and Year 3 for joining in…happy reading!

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