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)
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
by Lesley Gibbes and
My Two Blankets
by Irena Kobald.
For full details of Book of the Year Award Winners 2015 please go
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
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
• 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,
Mrs Julie Purcell,
Director of Library Resource Centre
Books Light up our World