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Book Fair, Pyjama Party and Holiday Reading




Somerset Times Edition

Week 9, Term Three, 2019

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Our 2019 Book Fair, held during Book Week in August, took in a whopping $15,434.00 in sales. From this, we earned some very generous commissions that we have paid forward both locally and globally.

We have donated $2000 cash to Room to Read, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving girl’s literacy in developing countries. For young girls in the most underserved parts of the world, staying in school longer means they are more likely to build a smaller and healthier family, lower their probability of contracting HIV, and earn a higher wage. They are also more likely to marry later and educate their own children — ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation. Our donation will keep six girls in school for a year, truly life-changing!

Once again, we are pleased to be able to donate a selection of picture books to the children at Mudgeeraba Special School.

We have also added a stack of picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, non-fiction books, toys, games and more to our Somerset College Junior Library.

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2019 Book Fair, your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.

Next Thursday, 19 September the KIP is hosting our fifth annual National Reading Hour Pyjama Party. The Reading Hour promotes the importance of reading and storytelling as critical life skills. To celebrate, children are invited to wear their PJ’s and share some stories in the KIP from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Pizza and some refreshments will be available for children and parents as well. This year we have an extra special surprise in store for the children!

Please come and enjoy the end of Term Three at Reading Hour! For catering purposes, we do ask that you RSVP by Tuesday 17 September by clicking here.

Now is also the perfect time to organise your holiday reading. Holidays are so much better with books and we do encourage students to borrow over the break (providing they have no current overdues).
We are happy to help students and parents get started with eBooks and Audiobooks, too, they are great space-savers if you’re travelling. Please feel free to pop into the KIP and speak to Information Services Staff. We can also recommend fantastic books for all ages, interests and reading levels, we have something to suit everyone!

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