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Book week

Book week 2015
Book Week is fast approaching (August 22 to 28).  This year the theme is 'Books Light Up our World'.  The short listed book finalists have been announced and will be on display in the Library soon.  In conjunction with Book Week at Manly West we will be having a dress up day on Wednesday, 26 August.  The theme for dress up will be anything 'space'!  So aliens, astronauts, star wars, space masks etc.  Students will be able to parade in their costumes at the big lunch break.

Students who wish to participate in the dress up day are asked to make a gold coin donation to our chosen group 'Act for Kids' which is a part of the Abused Children's Trust and who do wonderful work supporting young children.

The author of Mavis the Amazing Tugboat (Dianne Lonergran - the story of the tugboat who saved the gateway bridge from terrible damage) will also be visiting Manly West on Wednesday, 26 August to give a presentation to students in Prep to Year 2.  Parents who wish to purchase a signed copy of this book ($10) can do so at the presentation (during middle session).  All proceeds from the book are donated to the "Mater Little Miracles".

We will also have the 'Poem in your Pocket' again this year so students start looking for a short poem (with a space theme) to keep in your pocket to read to your friends, classmates, teachers or other adults at school during that week.

Students are invited to come to the Library during lunch time from now until Book Week to colour a star which will go on display as part of our Book Week theme.

We are also endeavouring to have a session of 'Blokes with Books' - a number of invited male guests who will read to the students from the display of short listed books and students can read their poems to our guests.

The Library Team