News from The Arthur Holt Library

News from The Arthur Holt Library

If anyone reading this is a mother, may we take the opportunity to wish you a very happy Mother’s Day on behalf of everyone in The Arthur Holt Library (better late than never). This year, we encouraged the boys to borrow a book to bring home to their mothers or grandmothers, and organised a display of titles that we thought you might like.

For those of you who received a book, we’d love to hear what you thought of it. For the rest of you, we hope to do the same thing next year, so maybe now’s the time to start dropping some hints about the kinds of books that you like!

One of our favourite borrowers took home The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta for his mother. He explained that it was partly because he thought she might enjoy it, but also because she had once lived on Dalhousie Street in Haberfield where the novel is set. What a thoughtful young man… If you are reading this, do let us know if the descriptions in the book matched your own recollections.

Of course, we’ve also been continuing our efforts to engage more of the students in reading for pleasure. Our resident Book Group, Arthur’s Readers, helped us to build a display recommending those books and series that they believe everyone should have read by the time they leave the Middle School. Some of their favourites include Eragon, Skullduggery Pleasant and Artemis Fowl. So if you have a son who’s looking for inspiration, tell him to come take a look.

“Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.”

– Jeanette Winterson

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