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Library News

Sarah Ranby —

Where does the time go?! May has arrived and with it we celebrate NZ Music Month in the library! To spread the musical love, our foyer display is a vibrant collection of musical literature, including autobiographies from celebrated musicians alongside coming-of-age novels in which music plays the vehicle for relationships and personal growth.

Additionally, we are so excited to be welcoming students to share their musical talents with us in the library. During the occasional lunchtime session, students will be providing background music while students and staff peruse the shelves looking for their next great read!

NZ Music Month provides us with an excellent opportunity to remind ourselves that the modern library is a dynamic, community space; it is a space where diverse people come together to have their perspectives validated and celebrated. It’s a great place to be!

Mrs Ranby recommends…

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Impossible (Youth Edition)

Stan Walker

Before Australian Idol, Stan Walker had survived a childhood marred with poverty, domestic violence and sexual abuse; dabbled in crime and drug use; and suffered his own personal tragedy. For the first time, he speaks candidly about his rags-to-riches story - and the trials and tribulations he's had to deal with since.

The trans-Tasman R&B superstar's raw and open memoir is a lesson that no matter how many setbacks, no matter the odds, you will succeed if you have the courage and belief to do so.