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Learning in the Library Blog: 

Key Board Shortcuts

Published Monday, June 03, 2013.
Last updated: Monday, June 03, 2013

I found this useful link here:


You can save yourself a lot of time by knowing these shortcuts.

Ms Sal

Keyboard Shortcuts



Ctrl + C  (This will "copy" whatever you have selected.)
Ctrl + V (This will "paste" whatever you have selected.)
Ctrl + X ("Cut")
Ctrl + A (Selects "All")
Ctrl + F ("Find", this opens a menu to find text.)
Ctrl + Z (Undo)
Ctrl + Y (Redo)
Ctrl + S  (Save command)
Alt + Tab (Opens a menu to toggle between running apps.)
Windows + D (Minimizes all open applications)
Windows + E (Opens Windows Explorer - my computer screen)
F6 (In a browser, this jump you to the address bar.)
Ctrl + Enter ( completes a web url)
Use arrows (Helps Navigate)
Ctrl + T (Opens a new tab in your browser.)
F11 (Makes a web page go full screen.)
Ctrl + "+ or -" ( Zooms in and out on web pages.) 

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Year 5 Readers Cup

Published Friday, May 03, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, May 03, 2013

The annual Year 5 Readers Cup kicked off last term with an assembly led by Mrs. McDevitt and the Year 5 Library councillors. Over 40 teams will be competing for the Readers Cup by reading books, discussing the stories and taking part in a Year group-wide quiz.

The enthusiasm in the Year Group is palpable. The students are really enjoying the competitive aspect in the quest for the Cup. Only one team from each class will advance to the final Elite Eight game-show final; and only one class can will the coveted Readers Cup!

Excitement over the competition is only half of the fun, though. The true thrill of the Readers Cup is getting the chance to read books that they may never have chosen themselves.  

The challenge behind the Readers Cup challenge is to, as a team, read all of the books on a specially chosen list. The 12 books on the 2013 list range in genre from Humorous reads to Historical Fiction stories.  Titles include well-known tales such as Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, classic stories like Jack London’s Call of the Wild and memorable modern novels like Skellig by David Almond.

The Year 5s have embraced the challenge whole-heartedly. Many of students are reading more than ever and devouring the books at an impressive rate. While each child in a team only needs to read 3 books over the course of the Term, many have already read 5, 6, 7, even 8 of the stories! Dewi, in 5C, sums up the feeling of most of the students by saying: “I am really enjoying the books and have never read so much!”  

Below is the Readers Cup Book List.

Which books have your read? How would you rate the stores? 


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Welcome to Term 3

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, May 03, 2013

Welcome Back Everyone

I hope that you had the chance to do some great reading over the holidays. Do share with us on the blog which books you have enjoyed. We have started the term of celebrating by giving out our awards for the winners of the 'Guess Who is Reading?' Competition. There have been lots of entries from all the year groups; if you haven't seen the photos yet have a look as you walk past the libraries. In the library we are all looking forward to a great term ahead. We'd like to wish  good luck to Year 11 and 13 for their final exams.

Ms Sal

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Alan Gibbons and Bangkok Book Awards.

Published Tuesday, April 02, 2013.
Last updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

What an exciting week we have had in the library. Firstly we are delighted to announce the winning titles of the Bangkok Book Awards.

After a total of 1,205 votes, here are the winners! 

Picture book Award

Winner - The Umbrella Queen by Shirim Yim Bridges (380 votes)

Highly commended - Hush by Minfong Ho (221 votes)

Junior Book Award

Winner - Tua and the Elephant by RP Harris (113 votes)

Highly commended - The White Elephant by Sid Fleischman (100 votes)

Teen Book Award

Winner - Behind the Painting by Siburapha (49 votes)

Highly commended - Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong (42 votes

Thanks to everyone who voted. This is what winning author Randal Harris had to say about being voted the winner of the Junior Book Award.

 “I'm thrilled, honoured and proud to have won the Bangkok Book Award. And I intend to brag about it to all my friends. Being selected by the readers is a great honour. Thank you so much.”

As if concluding the Bangkok Book Awards hasn’t been excitement enough enough, we have also had Blue Peter Award winning author Alan Gibbons, in school working with our students. Our children have absolutely loved listening to Alan speak. His charm, humour and wit has left them hungry to read his books. Alan has spoke warmly of many of our favourite authors, including previous visiting authors, Linda Newbery and Bali Rai. Children of all ages have loved listening to his inspiring stories, learning tips about creative writing and have left his sessions with a great desire to read and an understanding that there is definitely something out there for everyone to enjoy. We could ask for nothing more!  

All in all, with our wonderful visit from story teller Clive Pig, great work from our student junior librarians, World Book Day and wonderful reading initiatives and competitions we feel we have had a great term. It is time to have a well earned rest over the Songkran holidays – with a book of course!

Happy Reading!

Ms Sal

Head of Libraries.



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Great Feedback for our Libraries in Bangkok

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Last updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013


A reminder that this Friday is the last day for voting for the Bangkok Book Awards. We have been thrilled that so many Patana students have taken the time to read and enjoy the books and vote and make a comment. Great job!

It is always nice when other people are complimentary about us too, so I thought I'd post this link, so you can see what this blogger feels about our creation of the Bangkok Book Awards. As you will see, it is very pleasing!

Enjoy voting. Remember Alan Gibbons will be visiting next week so borrow or buy his books if you can. Also enjoy the photos of World Book Day posted outside both libraries.

Happy Reading!

Ms Sal

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