Being based at a school again has been an absolute treasure! The biggest week for school libraries is Book Week where the CBCA announces the awarded books for the year in a number of categories. You can find out the winners by clicking here. I absolutely love ‘Do not lick this book’ and delighted in hearing kids laughing excitedly during a reading of it this afternoon.
This year the theme is ‘Find your Treasure’ and at my school I went a step further to encourage interactivity in engagement.
Our theme is Find, Make and Share a Treasure.
What this equates to is the following:
Find a Treasure by exploring the newly added shortlisted books that are on display and the student created Zines in the Treasure chest.
Make a Treasure by participating in a Zine making workshop during lunchtime and adding to the new Zine collection of the library.
Share a Treasure includes a number of facets because we all love sharing. The inclusions are:
A Bookfair hosted by Readings to enable community selection of books that will be donated to the library.
Recommendations of favourite books shared by students on to paper leaves that are stuck to the bare tree branches on display. I can’t wait to watch the forest grow. We have had twenty leaves stuck up on the first day of the display and it’s not officially open yet. It’s always an insight to find out what books young people love.
A book parade where students share their favourite character by dressing up. Everyone loves cosplay!
Book Week is always super fun and an exciting time in the school calendar. Kids light up as they share the delight of reading and books.
Now that the posters have been created and posted up, the newsletter write-up is complete, events are scheduled, booked and the display is complete, I can start the fun. Phew! Next week I join the community and enjoy the celebration of books and reading.