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Find out what is happening in our library this term

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Book Week and Book Fair

In week 4 of this term (4-8 November), we will be celebrating our school Book Week. This will be a celebration of books and reading across the whole school. We will be having a book character dress-up day on Friday 8 November with a book focus to our assembly that day. As part of Book Week, we will be holding our Scholastic Book Fair in the library. This is a great chance to come and buy some books for your children, while supporting our school library at the same time.

The Book Fair will be open at these times:

Monday 4 November   8:30-9:00 and 3:00-3:30

Tuesday 5 November 8:30-9:00 and 3:00-3:30

Wednesday 6 November 8:30-9:00 and 3:00-3:30

Thursday 7 November 8:30-9:00 and 3:00-3:30

Friday 8 November 8:30-9:00 (no afternoon session on this day)

There will also be an extra chance to purchase from the Book Fair   on Tuesday 5 November between 6:30pm-7:30pm.  This is the perfect time to pop in and get some Christmas presents.

Library events in Term 4

As well as Book Week we will be running some other special weeks in the library, including Spooky Week, Comics Week, and Picture Book Week.  Look out for lots of cool activities and competitions in the library.

Summer Reading 

We'll be running our Summer Reading programme again this year.  This is the chance for any children returning to Halswell School next year to borrow up to 12 books for reading over the summer break.  Children can sign up in late November and the first 50 children will get a special goodie bag.  Christchurch City Libraries will run a Summer Reading programme during this time too so we will be promoting this throughout the school.  More details will follow closer to the time.