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autumn 2016

I Love Books Because …

It is 70 years since Book Week was first celebrated and last year the theme was

Books Light up our World.

At Assembly Junior School girls ‘lit up’ with characters from the world of literature.

The class groups were monitored by a group of ‘escaped’ characters (teachers)

fromMartin Handford’s

Where’s Wally?

The younger girls enjoyed voting for their book preferences and all classes had

fun creating installations in the Library, representing

A House of her Own


Jenny Hughes,

Scary Night

by Lesley Gibbes and

My Two Blankets

by Irena Kobald.

For full details of Book of the Year Award Winners 2015 please go



Children’s Book Week 2016 - Saturday 20 August- Friday 26 August.

Theme - Australia: Story Country.

Mrs Jennifer Fairley,

Early Learning and Junior School Library teacher

New Library webpage

The Ruyton Library has always been a vital part of our

School community. In order for this to continue, we

needed a single access point for our expanding digital

collections. As the School year began we launched the

new Library website, serving as an intuitive access

point for all of our online resources.

As digital citizens our students need to access, analyse

and build new understanding from a range of sources,

in a range of formats. We are fortunate here at

Ruyton to have not only our comprehensive print

collections but also to have developed an extensive

digital collection.

The new Library webpage is a wonderful time-saving

device for the busy student, as well as functioning

as the perfect gateway to reliable and authoritative

information. Our subscription eBooks and databases

are high quality and targeted to meet our students’

curriculum and recreational needs. These resources

are superior to information freely available on the


The Ruyton Library website brings together all of our

resources, providing the School community with

improved and direct access to:

• The Library catalogue and all of our resources, both

print and electronic

• Our comprehensive collections of eBooks, eJournals,

video streaming, online newspapers and databases

• Reading lists

• Curriculummaterials

• Services, such as reserving books and renewing


• The Lit Club blog and our Senior School Instagram


• General information and news.

This gateway to our rich online resources helps us to

meet the research needs of our School community,

anytime, anywhere.

Mrs Julie Purcell,

Director of Library Resource Centre

Books Light up our World