September is international ‘Read a New Book Month’ and we are working hard to encourage all students to either pick up and read a book that they might normally overlook, or perhaps finally read that book that they’ve always wanted to read, but just haven’t got round to doing so.
We have so many great books in our collection, both new and old, fiction and non-fiction, physical and digital, all waiting to be checked out by our students throughout September. Brand new recommended titles will be out on prominent display in the Curve for students to look over throughout ‘Read a new book month’, and our teaching staff are currently also creating audio readings and recommendations of their favourite books in our collection for all students, and parents, to listen to and choose their new book from - one recommendation for each day of September.
Our eBook collection is also a great place to search for new reading material with nearly 500 titles accessible to all our students by downloading the Destiny Discovery app.
Destiny Discover: How to download and search our library collection (including eBooks)
- Step 1 - Download the Destiny Discovery app from the Apple APP Store or Google Play Store onto your mobile or tablet.
- Step 2 - Location: Scroll down to ‘Other Countries’
- Step 3 - Schools in Other Countries: Type in BIS then click on ‘BIS HCMC Secondary’
- Step 4 - Click on Log in. Enter your usual school username and password.
- Step 5 - Click on Submit.
Now you are able to Search the collection either by title or key word.If you click on the + sign on the top right of your screen, you can select format: either book, eBook, or audio book.
Parents can support our ‘Read a New Book Month’ initiatives simply by reminding sons and daughters to keep popping into the Curve to browse the ‘new book’ shelves, or by accessing and discussing our teacher book recommendations with your sons and daughters to help them search for their September new reading experience.
Happy September reading to all.
Anita Curley, Teacher Librarian, Secondary Campus