News from The Arthur Holt Librarydeveloper
As we’re sure you all know by now, we are big advocates of reading for pleasure. It’s not just because we love books and the stories that they contain, it is also because it’s hard to think of a healthier daily habit. Research shows that reading books not only improves your cognitive abilities, it also helps to relax your body and lower your heart rate. In fact, in one study listed on the Australia Reads website shows that regular reading is able to enhance how happy people are with their lives.
So, even though exams are looming for the senior years and the Premier’s Reading Challenge is about to draw to a close for the middle school, it’s always worth taking the time to read a good book. And we are here to help.
Last term alone, we added a whopping 653 new titles to our collection (although 88 of these were destined for the Field Studies Centre in Woollamia). These include fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, biography and books that were requested by individual students and teachers. We’re confident that our library contains something for everyone.
Those boys taking part in this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge need to have completed their entry by August 19, but it is our sincerest hope that this does not mark the end of their reading for the year.
“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” – Charles Baudelaire