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Learning in the Library Blog: 

Reading at Home

Published Friday, October 28, 2011.
Last updated: Friday, October 28, 2011

Hello Everyone,

With the school closed due to the floods, it’s a good time to spend some extra time reading.  Hopefully, you’ve got some good books at home to keep you going.  If not, we can help! 

We have E-Books available on the Library website.  From the front page of the online Library Catalogue, students can access free e-books.  For younger pupils, we have a subscription to Tumble Books which has hundreds of super story books waiting to be read.  For older students, there are more than 50 books on the Patana catalogue that can be ‘borrowed’ and read online. Titles include a mix of classic and current fiction books and non-fiction fact books.  Click into the information page of a book you want to read and press the Read Online button at the top right hand corner.  There is also a list of websites that offer free e-books. 

Luckily the book stores in Bangkok are still open and fully stocked.   But perhaps you’re unsure about what books to buy. The Library website is full of suggestions for good books to read for both Primary and Secondary students.  Just look for the Recommended Reading pages on the website. 

Finally, our website also has links to online Newspapers and Magazines so you can keep up to date with the news.

We’ll be checking the blog regularly, so send us a comment and let us know what you are reading at home.

Stay dry and keep reading

Ms. Holbrook & Ms. Sal

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Linda Newberry confirmed as Visiting Author

Published Monday, October 10, 2011.
Last updated: Monday, October 10, 2011

We are thrilled to be able to confirm that Linda Newberry will be visiting Patana in March and working with Secondary children. Please read more details about her on the library blog.

Just arrived in the library are the following titles by her, so do take the opportunity to read her books and find out more about her. We are very excited to have such a prestigious author visiting us.

Happy Reading!





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Awesome Audio Books

Published Thursday, October 06, 2011.
Last updated: Friday, October 07, 2011

We have an awesome collection of audio books in the Primary Library waiting to be taken on half term holiday.   Audio books are CDs that read you a story while you listen.  You can listen to them in the car or on your i-pod. 

They are perfect for holidays!

If you get carsick while reading on the go, get an audio book.

If your brothers and sisters annoy you on long journeys, get an audio book.

If you’re feeling too tired from a long half term at school to read your favourite book, get an audio book.

If you love sharing stories with your family and friends, get an audio book. Everyone can listen at once!

If you really want to read a book but are afraid it’s a bit too difficult to read on your own, get an audio book.

If you love being read to but no one is around, get an audio book.

Choose from titles in the Geronimo Stilton, Percy Jackson, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Mr. Gum series, and popular books by Ronald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Meg Cabot, Philip Pullman, Enid Blyton and many more!

Pop by the library and borrow an audio book today!





Comment By Betsy 6M 

I love audio books!

Published on Saturday, October 08, 2011

Playing with Poetry

Published Tuesday, October 04, 2011.
Last updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Exciting times in the library! Not only are we running a Sticker Design contest (see below) but we are also featuring a poetry competition!  

Thursday October 6th is National Poetry Day and we are celebrating all month long.  Since Poetry is wordplay, the theme of this year’s campaign is Games.  Why not write your own poem and enter our contest.  We’re on the lookout for some poems about games- sport games, board games, word games, any old games!  Post your poems in the boxes in the libraries or hand your entry in to the librarians by October 31st. 

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Write a Haiku poem about the experience of watching your favourite sports team

Create an acrostic poem about your favourite game

Describe how a competitor feels after winning a medal for their sport

Personify an object from a board game: how does the Monopoly car feel racing around the board, or the counters as they are forced through the Connect-4 board?

Capture the emotion of competing in a big race

The winners will have their poems displayed in the library, published on the blog and will awarded Book Vouchers!

 Also as part of our celebration of poetry and games, we have board games available in both the libraries for use at lunch time.  Yesterday, some of the Primary children got a first go at playing together with their friends and the librarians. 

Come by the library and join in! 





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