Picture books are Awesome

We often associate picture books with children’s books, but as we wrap up celebrations for Australian Reading Hour this year I have had the pleasure of debating this ideal with readers (young and not so young). Just as the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words and picture books offer a unique opportunity for … Continue reading Picture books are Awesome

Science Week 2019: a reflection

by Ms Courtenay Every year in August Australia takes a week to celebrate Science, and last week the Library joined with the Science Department to bring this celebration to the boys of Trinity. This year's theme was Destination Moon: More missions, more science, and so there was a distinctive space theme to the activities the boys undertook. Year … Continue reading Science Week 2019: a reflection

Mother Tongue books and connection to language.

International Baccalaureate Organisation: "The current trend in migration and increased diversity in schools provides an opportunity to support student agency, affirm cultural identity and develop international mindedness through LANGUAGE." At the TGS Prep Library, we have been working on bringing our "Mother Tongue" collection to the front in our library space. We have spent some … Continue reading Mother Tongue books and connection to language.

July librarycook – A Mac ‘n’ Cheese-off

Sometimes the simplest things are the best.  Vegemite toast.  Black tea. Hot chips. A perfect mango.  And so, with that thought in mind, the librarycook turned to the July issue of Delicious, which had obviously had the same idea - eight pages of Mac 'n' Cheese gloriousness, with seven different recipes to choose from. Which to choose?  … Continue reading July librarycook – A Mac ‘n’ Cheese-off

Stan Grant: A voice for reason and unity

If you had watched the recent Adam Goodes documentary, “The Final Quarter”, you would have seen a figure emerge from amongst the chaos of a divided nation to provide reasonable guidance for all Australians. Stan Grant is that figure. As a true enlightenment thinker, it seems that regardless of the volatility or complexity of a … Continue reading Stan Grant: A voice for reason and unity

This is how we do Arts Fest!

Llamas on the Quad? Pop-up Libraries? Netflix for books? It must be the Trinity Arts Festival! Weeks 5 & 6 saw the Arthur Holt Library jump feet first into celebrating the Arts Fest with a combination of lively events to complement the amazing schedule of arts-themed showcases around the school. In the library, we enticed … Continue reading This is how we do Arts Fest!

The case for Genrefication

"Mrs Nolan, where is Diary of a Wimpy Kid?" "F KIN." "Mrs Nolan, where is Captain Underpants?" "F PIL." "Mrs Nolan, where is Deltora Quest?" "F ROD." "Mrs Nolan, where is Harry Potter?" "F ROW." "Mrs Nolan, where is Matilda?" "F DAH." via GIPHY We needed to genrefy the Prep Library Collection. Desperately. Those of … Continue reading The case for Genrefication

The Year 7 Readers Club is up and away

The Y7 Readers Club has been meeting every Tuesday at lunchtime since the beginning of 2019. It's convened by me and Mrs Weber from the junior school library. This was initially conceived of as a way of supporting the transition of some of our newer students to the senior school library spaces and collections, and … Continue reading The Year 7 Readers Club is up and away


This term in the Arthur Holt Library we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all of year 7 on a Wide Reading programme in collaboration with the English Department. The Wide Reading lessons are being conducted on a fortnightly basis during timetabled English classes. The unit is comprised of 4 core … Continue reading YEAR 7 WIDE READING