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Horror Library Display Pt2

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 6, 2010

So we’ve been working on our horror display in bits and pieces all week and I think it looks pretty good now. I’ve taken a few more photos this morning for you all to have a look at, but I think you should come down to the Library to check it out in person. We’ve had a student working on her own display table as well, and she’s just finished that. It looks fantastic! Definitely worth having a look at!

This is a picture of the table the student decorated. She’s gone crazy with the spider web but I think it looks really effective. She’s also cut out some little bats to hang, some which are flying around and some which are asleep.

Here’s another picture of the table! I love it!

And here are some pictures of some of the props that have been added to the display. They’ve been kindly donated by some of the staff that work at the school and I think they look really good. Very creepy!


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Horror Library Display Pt1

Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 3, 2010

We wanted to celebrate book week in the Library, however we thought that the theme ‘Over the Story Bridge’ was a little young for our High School student audience. Which is partly why we went with a horror theme, the other part being that it tied in perfectly with our ‘Zombify it’ competition. So we’ve started decorating the library! You’ll be able to see in the pictures some of the things we’ve done so far (more are to come) and the fact that we’ve probably gone way over the top with the spider webs. lol But I like our book displays that we’ve done, the spider webs, tombs and bats give it that extra bit of spookiness, plus I love our Grim Reaper who is watching over the students and books!

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Zombify it! Competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 26, 2010

Ever been reading a book and suddenly thought ”this would be so much better if someone had thought to put zombies into it’? I know I have! Which is partly why I decided to run a competition for the Library titled Zombify it!

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a chunk of text from a book you feel can be improved by zombies…and put zombies in there! The text you take from the book should be a maximum of 250 words.

 The competition is open to all Salesian Students, and entries can be handed in to the Library Staff, from Monday August 2 to Tuesday August 24. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the end of August. We have some great prizes for the winning three entries, including book and movie vouchers!

Remember, you must include the title and author of the piece of work you are zombifying or your entry will not be considered. Please also remember to make sure your full name, home group and year level are on your entry otherwise we will not know who you are!

 Good luck!

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Welcome back, 2009

Posted by SalesianLibrary on February 2, 2009

Welcome everyone to the 2009 school year. I hope your holidays were fun but restful. The Library has a few exciting things planned for the year. In fact, February is ‘Love your Library’ month so our wonderful Librarian Mrs Stanislawski has made up a display. Come into the library and check it out when you can.

Did anyone see the Twilight movie over the holidays? What did you think? As good as the book?

Another film that was based on a book, that I saw, was The Tale of Despereux which I thought was very cute. We’ve actually got the book here in the library, if you’ve seen the movie and want to give it a go, or even if you haven’t seen the movie.

There are quite a few books been made into movies this year so keep an eye out for them. These include:

So you might want to check out the books before you go see the movies! I know from past experience the book is almost always better than the movie, so it’ll probably be worth it.

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween everyone! I know we don’t really celebrate it here but I’ve made up a little display of books in the library anyway. On the front desk you’ll find some non-fiction books on UFO’s, ghosts, the supernatural and more and then over near the front door I’ve filled our book stand with lots of scary and dark fiction. As you can see I’ve also changed the design of the blog to a Halloween theme.

Is anyone going trick or treating? Or doing anything for Halloween? Enjoy this picture! It looks pretty freaky with the new design!

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Spring display

Posted by SalesianLibrary on September 1, 2008

Spring has finally arrived! Hopefully the warmer weather will follow shortly 🙂 As you know with a new month comes a new library display. This month Mrs Ryan has collected a lot of student work and put that on display. It looks really good, especially the fascinators made by the textiles class! They’ll be great for the spring carnival coming up soon. There are some photos of these being made here or the original drawings here

And as usual here are some pics of the display that I’ve taken:

The library has also just got some new fiction in, which you can borrow. I’ve listed them here, and you can get more information by clicking on the title:

Just 16 by Jean Ure
Step up and Dance by Thalia Kalpipsakis
Rhyming boy by Steven Herrick
Red Velvet by Sandra Byrd
The Guernsey Literacy & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
A Friend in need by Dave Warner
Deeper by Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams
Angus, thongs and perfect snogging by Louise Rennison (book also contains ‘It’s okay I’m wearing really big knickers’ by the same author)

Happy reading!

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Posted by SalesianLibrary on August 8, 2008

The countdown for the Olympics is pretty much over. Tonight is the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics! To celebrate that and the upcoming book week (the theme is Fuel your Mind) I’ve been put in charge of doing an Olympic themed display for the Library. There’s olympic rings, lots of different flags, heaps of books on the Olympics, a running medal tally and much more. I’m also going to have the Olympics showing on the TV in the Library classroom everyday at lunchtime.

During book week, which runs from the 18th to the 22nd of August, there’s a few exciting things happening in the library! We’ll have:

  • a daily quiz for each homegroup – small prizes will be awarded
  • a visit from the author James Moloney to the year 7 English classes
  • a movie running during lunchtimes in the library classroom
  • the olympics running in the main area of the library

Here’s some pictures, or to see it better why not come down to the library to check it out!?

For the latest updates on the games The Official Site of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team or The Beijing Olympics Site are both great websites.


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WYD08 display

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 28, 2008

Mrs Day has set up a fantastic display in our brand new display cabinet for World Youth Day. The display includes photos of those who attended the event, as well as some memorabilia given to students.

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Welcome to Term 3!

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 17, 2008

Welcome back guys! I hope you all had a great holiday. Did anyone get any reading done? lol

I’ve decided to start the term off with a Careers display. Here’s a picture of the new display:

Careers Display

Careers Display

We have some fantastic new shelving which you can see here, filled with careers books and also our display cabinet with more books and some different police hats. I’ve also put up a few posters around the library listing the university open days ( and information about the Sunbury/Gisborne Careers and Employment Expo. The Expo is on Tuesday the 22nd of July, from 3.30 to 7.00 at the Memorial Hall, Sunbury.

We’ve also just gotten in a few new fiction books so they should all be on the new fiction stand by next week.
Kung Fu Panda
The Night Bus by Anthony Horowitz
Finding Darcy by Sue Lawson
The Case of the Diamond Shadow by Sophie Masson
Screw Loose by Chris Wheat
The Ice-cream man by Jenny Mounfield
Blackthorn by Elizabeth Pulford
Juno of Taris by Fleur Beale
A Good Arriving by David McRobbie
Against the Tide by Irini Savvides
Shutterspeed by A.J. Betts

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May Display & Reviews

Posted by SalesianLibrary on May 14, 2008

If you haven’t been into the Library lately, be sure to come in and have a look at our display for May. Mrs Ryan has done a great display on Snow and winter, as we come up to the cold months!

Also I would love to get some book recommendations and reviews from you! If there’s been a book that you’ve loved or even hated then please comment or email me ( or even drop into the library, with your review. It doesn’t have to be very long, just a short paragraph…although do feel free to write as much as you like. Reviews will be posted on this blog, and might even be put up in the Library!
Here’s some sentences to get you started…..
This book is about……
The best thing about this book is……
I didn’t like the way……
You might like this book if you also enjoyed……
If this book had a soundtrack, it would be…….

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