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STA Libraries celebrate Lunar New Year and the Winter Games

The Primary Library celebrates Lunar New Year with fun activities throughout the week. The High School Library has a great choice of award-winning books available to our community; and there is still time to enter the Valentine Bookmark competition.

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Lunar New Year and Books we LOVE to read!

This week we are celebrating Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year is celebrated very differently from the Western New Year. Whereas in the West it’s only for one night, starting the celebrations at midnight on 31 December, the Lunar New Year varies each year, depending on the lunar calendar, and lasts for a couple of weeks.

This year it starts on Friday 16 February and the Library will join in with the festivities by having some activities throughout the week in the Library. Come and join us in writing Happy New Year in Mandarin or come and listen to traditional Chinese stories.

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We are also celebrating the Books we LOVE to read. The Library is packed full of wonderful books that are just waiting for the right people to come along and read them. If you would like to know more about our recommended book lists per age-group, please visit our Library website Destiny (accessible via Moodle by clicking on the ‘Library’ link) and select ‘Resource List” on your left-hand side.

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Book Donations

After our half-term break we will start collecting book donations for our Used-Book Sale that will take place during Primary Book Week (week commencing 19 March). If you have any books at home (for both children and adults) that are in good condition but that you no longer have space on the shelf for, please feel free to donate them to the library by putting them into the boxes provided. House points will be given to everyone who donates books so make sure that your name and House are clearly indicated on your donations. All proceeds from the Used Books Sales will be donated to our chosen charity.

Books of the Week

Great for story-time (age 4+): Slug needs a Hug! By Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

When it begins to bug Slug that his mom doesn't hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look. Will his mom hug him now?

For younger readers (age 6+): Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, No. 5) by Mary Pope Osborne

Have you ever met a real live ninja? Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Japan, where they find themselves in the cave of a ninja master. Will they learn the secrets of the ninja? Or will the evil samurai warriors get them first?

All books in the series available from the library.
 

For older readers (age 10+): Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Caitlin has Asperger's. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon was killed in a school shooting, and Caitlin's dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn't know how to do that. Then she comes across the word closure--and she realizes this is what she needs. And in her search for it, Caitlin discovers that the world may not be so black and white after all.

Non-Fiction (10+): Help your kids with SATS

A practical guide for parents and guardians on how to support and prepare your child for their Year 6 SATs. SATs can be daunting for both parents and guardians, and children, who may find themselves experiencing exam stress for the first time. Help Your Kids with SATs gives you a complete overview of the KS2 SATs system with tips and advice on caring for your child's wellbeing during this pressurized time. DK's Help Your Kids with SATs covers everything you need to know from how to handle your child's exam anxiety to what the SATs test papers cover. Discover your child's learning style, and use core skills section and practical activities with your child to help them prepare for the three Key Stage 2 SATs areas: Reading; Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation; and Maths. Help Your Kids with SATs is the one book covering all you - and your child - need to be successful and happy during their Year 6 SATs.

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High School Library

Bringing the Olympic Spirit into Award-winning Books

The 2018 Winter Olympics have kicked off in PyeongChang and run until 25 February. Just like the athletes who are battling for gold in South Korea, our book-loving students can find award-winning books from the National Book Awards, Newbery Medal, and Michael L. Printz Awards. Harness your Olympic spirit and visit the High School Library and check out our gold medal titles.

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The Last Call for Your Valentine Bookmarks

We have already received many amazing entries into our Valentine Bookmark Competition but last-minute entries can still be submitted. To help you, there is a workstation complete with stationery set up in the Library so come along and get creative to have a chance to win book vouchers worth THB 300.

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