Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Maori Language Week


By Donna Le Marquand

This impressive display is from Donna Le Marquand (Auckland, NZ). I love the way it draws you in - thanks for sharing Donna.
I was too late to do a display this year but did send a list of Maori books to the English & Maori Departments as we have recently bought a new selection.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It must be love



By Sharon Spong

Some good ideas for Valentine's day, or simply to promote some good or new love stories from your collection. Thanks for sharing your inspiration Sharon!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 150th Anniversary: 2015


By Sharon Spong

Here is Sharon's delightful display for the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. If you want to do a display - you have six months left to celebrate!!
Here is another idea from the Blog: Alice In Wonderland

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shelf Labels




By Sharon Spong

This innovative and creative idea is from Sharon and Caroline at Bedford Girl's School in the UK.
It's a great (and rather sophisticated) way to indicate fiction shelving location.

Has anyone else done something splendidly different they would like to share?

Our technology department kindly made fittings to pop in the top of our non-fiction shelving to carry these easy-to-see labels:






Monday, July 20, 2015

Hot Books for Cold Days


By Christine Hurst

It's a (relatively) cold winter this year in New Zealand! This display from Christine is a real warmer!
See more winter warmers here: Hot Books; Chill Out; Snow much fun!; Winter Romance; Winter

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Book Snowman




By Sharon Spong

Sharon, from Bedford Girl's School in UK has sent a photo of this wonderful snowman made from books! He looks right at home in the library, guarding some 'cool reads'! Thanks Sharon and Caroline for sharing your display.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Matariki - Maori New Year


By Coralie Walton

Another fabulous Matariki display from Heretaunga. Thanks for sharing Coralie.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Matariki - Maori New Year


By Jacqueline Gardner-Cook & Courtney Newman



Two of our students created this display for Matariki, we love Jacqueline's painting!
I attached some stars onto a boring black post and now we are ready to celebrate Maori New Year!

If you don't know much about Matariki you can find some details here:

Ko te whānau o Matariki: Matariki Education Resource - Te Papa: The Museum of New Zealand

Sunday, June 14, 2015

150 years of Alice in Wonderland 1865 - 2015




By Gabrielle Karsai

Thanks to Gabrielle for sharing this delightful display celebrating 150 years of Alice in Wonderland.
Here are her comments:
'To celebrate Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland turning 150 this year I put together a display of images illustrating how Alice has been portrayed over that time. I borrowed my daughter’s copy of Robert Sabuda’s gorgeous pop-up edition of Alice, and created a tea-party around it (I even found a little china dormouse to pop out of a teapot!). As always I am also running a colouring-in competition (girls are never too old to colour-in). Over several lunchtimes we screened Disney’s original Alice movie, followed by Tim Burton’s adaptation (guess which one was more popular)'.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Samoan Language Week: 24-30 May 2015



By Sia Fuauli & Anri Kitamura

We are preparing to celebrate Samoan Language week here at Horowhenua College. Didn't the girls do a great job?