Library Allsorts – update on recent library happenings

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What’s been happening in our library? Like many other school libraries, we’ve been signing students up for a few Melbourne Writers’ Festival workshops, including the one by Arnold Zable pictured above. Denise has donned her Grim Reaper costume to scare students into putting their names down for groups taking part in the second BookWiz competition (book related trivia) at Melbourne High School. Well, not exactly ‘scare’ but she does get noticed.

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We’re opening up more of our books and displaying them in the traffic areas with positive results. Books actually get noticed this way! unnamed (9)

I couldn’t believe how many students and teachers stopped to look at these illustrations. unnamed (2)

The TV is on all day every day – on mute – on the ABC 24 hour news channel. I don’t know why we didn’t do this earlier.unnamed (3)

Students are still playing chess ALL DAY LONG. Not the same students of course. unnamed (5)

Good opportunity to bring out the chess and other strategy game books – right next to the players.

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We still have a wide variety of self-initiated activities happening in the library during recess and lunchtimes. We don’t always understand what is involved but the students obviously do. Notice the nice mix of technology with paper games. unnamed (4)

Data mining continues to be highly esoteric. Here you can see the data being collected for ‘If you could choose to have a superpower, what would it be?’ unnamed clear       unnamed (13)

As you can hopefully see, teleportation and invisibility rank the highest in student-desired superpowers. Commanding an army of ducks has surprising high results too.

One thing I can say with certainty, there is no place for boredom in Melbourne High School library.

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8 thoughts on “Library Allsorts – update on recent library happenings

  1. Hi Tania

    I’m really enjoying the window your blog provides to allow others to see the happenings at your library. (I miss writing our library blog and doing the same).

    Teleporting and invisibility would be high on my list too…

    Kim 🙂

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  3. What an amazing array of valuable activities you’ve initiated in your library Tania. Well done! It’s great to see student engagement too! A great benchmark for other senior school libraries to emulate.

  4. Thanks, Bev. We’re actually trying to provide some less academic activities. There’s more than enough emphasis on study by our students. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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