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LITERATURE: Library Auxiliary

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BACKGROUND

Any parent with an interest in books and conversation is invited to become involved with the Library Auxiliary. If you love books and encourage your son to enjoy the diversity of literature, come and meet like-minded people.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Literature Circles for Parents: These book chats are informal group discussions held once per term. New participants are very welcome to join this unique forum where parents have an opportunity to talk about different books which they have enjoyed reading. A teacher-librarian introduces and guides the sessions.
  • Family Day: The second hand bookstall on Family Day is a fun highlight of the calendar. Donations of books are collected throughout the year but bags of donated books are still welcome on the morning of Family Day. Many parent volunteers are needed to help run the bookstore and interact with Scotch families throughout the day.
  • Textbook Exchange: The annual sale of secondhand textbooks is conducted over four days, late in Term 4. Many volunteers are required to receive, process and prepare books for sale. All hard working volunteers are granted early access to the sale for their own purchases.
  • Debating Support: Debating is offered from Year 8 with Inter-school debating teams drawn from Years 9-12. Parents are welcome to attend the debates. A dedicated group of parents support the Scotch Debating events by helping to coordinate and distribute meals to the Scotch debaters.

MAJOR LITERATURE EVENTS

  • Literature Festival: This biennial, spectacular library event celebrates reading and the wealth of stories. Visiting authors and illustrators create a vibrant atmosphere for boys during festival week. The Library Auxiliary supports the activities by hosting a Literary Dinner with a keynote guest speaker.
  • Literary Luncheon: This event is scheduled every second year, balanced to alternate with the Literary Festival. This is a fine opportunity for staff, and parents to socialise and share great books.

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