Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Do we the Library?

Do we have a book?

You can always find out by going to our online catalog:

Select "East Primary Library" and then "Catalog" to start searching.

If you have an Apple or Android mobile device, you can have the library catalog instantly available for searching using the free  Destiny Quest app.

After you install it, you need to tell it where to find our library catalog on the internet. 

Select the East Primary library and you're in!

To simply search, explore as a "guest".

To see your own account and books out on loan, log in.

Students/Teachers:   You can log into your account with your regular UWCSEA id (e.g., smith12345) and password to see what books you have out.  

Parents:  Your UWCSEA login/password is NOT automatically loaded into the library system (as there are so many of you).  Instead our library staff hand-create you a library account, so you can tell us what you want your library login/password to be.  Come into the library or email us at to set up login information.

For more information on using the app, see these YouTube videos made by Follett, the company that makes our library catalog software:

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

What's your bookprint?

"Read every day. Lead a better life." is a Scholastic campaign to promote the importance and value of reading. The website provides book trailers, posters, and teacher resources. Scholastic has partnered up with some talented illustrators and celebrities to promote reading. There are PDFs of some beautiful posters by Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, Captain Underpants author, Dav Pilkey, Amulet author Kazu Kibuishi and many more for you to download and print. 

One of the ideas that I really like is the Bookprint- a list of 5 books that have had an impact on a person's life. I'm not that keen on the use of celebrities but I really like the list.  It was tough to come up with 5 books that children can relate to but here goes:

What's your bookprint?