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Our Library is open from 8am - 4pm every day

We have over 4000 fiction and non-fiction books. Take a look at some of our different sections.

A Range of Diverse Authors to choose from

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A Large Selection of Autobiographies

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World Book Day 2022

To celebrate World Book Day Year 7, Year 8 and staff came to school dressed as a character from a book. A huge thank you to everyone who took part, you all looked amazing!

There was a buzz of excitement all week as classes from Year 7 and 8 took part in a Book Tasting Experience lead by Mrs Casey and Miss Evans in the library. The students got to ‘taste’ books from 5 different genres then select their favourite one to borrow. Many were surprised by how much they liked a genre that they would not have previously considered. Anyone who borrowed a book throughout the week was entered into a prize draw. The lucky winners, who got to choose a book to take home, were Adelin Mwami (7HEM), Aden Surtees (8NIR) and Chelsea Isaias (8MAR).

During registration, the whole school took part in a book character quiz with the winning form receiving chocolate to share. It was a three way tie with 92% correct for 11RYC, 8MAR and 9MTH.

At break and lunch students were invited to take part in a book hunt around the library. A character quiz of 12 questions gave the students the clues they needed to then search the library and find each book. On each book was a letter that cracked the winning code. The four lucky winners were Weronika Burzynska (7ROW), Muznah Ramadhan (7STL), Ysabela Posadras (8CAF) and Harry Stanley (8GAL). They all got to choose a book to take home as their prize.

Students also enjoyed alphabet character quizzes, word searches and colouring in. A special thank you to the Year 10’s who came along to support in the library.

Our forever expanding selection of donated and second hand books makes up Readcycle. All these books have been read and reviewed by a member of the school community. Come and review a new book and earn a golden ticket.

Accelerated reader -

 At Mount St Mary’s we support reading for pleasure but we also want out students to become the best readers they can be.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students complete a Star Reading Assessment which gives them a reading range. Each book is then labelled with a number on the cover so that children easily find books in their personalised range. Children are encouraged to read within their range most of the time in order to make the optimum amount of progress.

After reading a book, students then complete a quiz to check their understanding.

Children can complete their quiz at home or at school.

Accelerated Reader Quiz