“The stories we love best do live in us forever. ”
― J.K. Rowling
On February 6th fans of all ages and all over the world are celebrating Harry Potter, the author J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter novels, because of the Harry Potter Book Night.
In connection to this, ISGR library has prepared some activities. For about a week you can do:
· A Harry Potter quiz with 15 questions. If you take the quiz you will have the chance to win a book prize. (Three students will get a book prize.)
· Two coloring pages of badges representing student homes: Gryffindor and Hufflepuff.
· A Harry Potter word search.
For you who have not read the Harry Potter books yet, it is a loved fantasy series, as can be found in the ISGR library. Here is the order of the books in the series. If you click at the links you can also find some information on each book title:
ISGR has renewed its subscription to the database World Book.
You access it through this library web page: https://lmcgotaberg.wordpress.com/
In the right menu bar you have a list of Databases.
Scroll down that list til the end, where you find World Book.
Click at that and you will arrive to the starting page.
From here you can choose what World Book product to enter.
The most used products are Student where you can do research and Ebooks containing easily accessible, full length non fiction and fiction books.
You can access World Book from home via a login that is common for everybody at ISGR Campus Götaberg. Please ask your school librarian Elin about this. Hope you will find this resource useful!
Why World Book?
World Book is designed for you in secondary school who are doing research. Here are some “quick facts” about World Book from the database providers (see below).
Please get in touch with the library if you have any questions.
- The range of topics and features spans the curriculum to support a variety of subjects, grade levels, and research needs.
- Find reliable information in a variety of sources for papers and projects.
- Access to such primary source documents as presidential papers and Supreme Court decisions.
- Look up definitions or learn parts of speech with the electronic dictionary.
- Easily format citations in MLA, APA, and Harvard formats using the citation builder.
- Look up answers for homework assignments.
- Compare and contrast animals and places.
- Organize thinking and outline ideas with printable graphic organizers.
- Download pictures and videos to use in reports.
Stay informed with behind the headlines, current events, and world newspapers.
Xinyi You, a master’s student at the Academy of Crafts and Design, University of Gothenburg will do a library decoration project, Library hacker, at ISGR library, Campus Götaberg. She comes from China and is specializing at child culture design.
Xinyi will give five workshops during Thursday afternoons, at 15-16 in the ISGR library, during January til March. It will be for those students who are interested in library and / or design.
Xinyi and I hope that at least about 20 students will be interested in participating in the project. The result of the project will also be displayed bot in ISGR library and at the gallery at Valand in May. (Xinyi has got permission for that.)
There are new issues of the three journals ISGR library subscribe to in modern languages, adapted for secondary school:
- Bonjour (French)
- Schuss (German)
- Ahora (Spanish)
Please feel free to borrow issues of these journals!
The library has put together some Winter Reading Challenges. This is meant to encourage reading during the winter break, and has been asked for by students. The idea is to encourage reading for pleasure, because it does not only develop you as reader. It also help you to increase your vocabulary, general knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
The ISGR library offers winter loan from December 16th-January 31st. In connection to that, ISGR library arranges a winter reading challenge.
- Do a book bingo
- Take a Percy Jackson quiz
- Read four books of your choice (dystopian novel, fantasy novel, biography or any other book) and fill in book reports for those along the way.
After you have completed the challenges, hand it in to your librarian Elin, no later than January 31st.
By the beginning of February you are welcome to pick up a book prize in the library.
Have a wonderful and well deserved vacation!