The LRC encourages teachers and students to enjoy our extensive collection of resources.
In addition to these resources, our staff endeavor to provide numerous opportunities throughout the year for staff and students to get involved in the Library's co-curricular events and programs.
Read on below to find out about author visits, Book Week, displays, and the study free table.
The LRC uses regular displays to promote items in the collection. From much loved favourites to hidden gems to award winners.
Previous displays have included Women’s History Month feturing biographies from ispriational women, Dr Seuss' birthday, audio books, cooking and Australian YA. The works of Terry Pratchett were also highlighted and the display was a huge hit with the girls, with one student telling us she was determined to read through all 40 of his Discworld novels! With the announcements of the Stella Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Inky Awards, we’ve also managed to show off the wonderful books on offer in the library that were considered in their long and short lists – leading to a large number of these books being borrowed.
The circulation desk has also provided the perfect space for a small digital display. We have collected a number of staff and student 'shelfies' (a photo of a person with their bookshelf or favourite book) that are now on a slideshow at the desk (and below!). And of course, be sure to visit our 'Just Returned' book display to see what others have been reading if you're not sure what to read next!
We have many more exciting displays in store this year so make sure to come visit us and see what new books we have for you all!
The LRC also offers extension and enhancement programs such as our well established visiting author program. Each year we invite a minimum of three authors or inspirational speakers to come talk to the students during a lunch time. The program makes real connections with student’s passion for reading, and meeting a real life author is a buzz, particularly when they get to ask their questions. As tradition would have it, we present each speaker with a MacRob pen to assist them in their future writing. The LRC uses the 'booked out' speaker agency as the primary source for our authors. Please visit the website to get an idea of the range of authors available.
Some of the previous authors we have had visit MacRob include:
Stay tuned for more author visits in 2017!
The LRC houses a “study free table" in the fiction reading area. This area provides a number of quiet and relaxing activities that stimulate the mind, while allowing students to take a break and be creative. In the past students have created silhouette art made from magazine cuttings, as well as done some beautiful colouring in work. These are still on display in the LRC. We have some 1000 dot-to-dots for students to complete and have many more ideas that allow for mindfulness and relaxation time in between all the hard study students are putting in. If you have ideas you would like to share with the LRC or if you would like one of the previous activities to return to the "study free table" please feel free to email us. The LRC sees its role as not only a centre for study and academic work, but a place for students to develop themselves as whole people including socialisation and connection with the school, students and staff.
Gifted and talent students are readily able to recognise patterns. This has been the subject of much educational research. Perhaps this can account for the endlessly popular language game board in the LRC. The board is updated daily with word puzzles which students eagerly anticipate. The challenge to find the answer is a very MacRobian trait.
We also have 3 magnetic poetry games. One “regular” game, one “geek” themed and one for “Shakespeare” fans. To complete the board we have a magnetic scrabble set. Our imaginative girls often merge and combine all of these games in creative ways, crossing over puzzles to words to games all at once. The LRC is pleased to be able to stimulate the creative as well as the academic brains of our wonderful students.
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