Summer Reading

Why read over summer?
Research shows that reading ability can decline during the summer break. In order to combat this we have decided to allow school library books to be borrowed over the summer holidays to those students who are returning in 2017.

How to borrow books over the summer
Parents must sign a permission form (available from the library or print it from here) agreeing that their child will be returning to Chisnallwood Intermediate in 2017 and that they will return the books during the first week of school 2017. Once this form is signed students can borrow books anytime during the last week of school, Monday 12th - Friday 16th December.   Parents/Whanau are welcome to come into the library during lunchtime to help choose books for their child if they wish.

Who can borrow books over summer?
Any Year 7 student who is returning in 2016 and has a completed permission form, and has no overdue books.

How to choose the right book
Search the library CATALOGUE
You can also look at the FIND BOOKS tab for links to book suggestions and reviews.
Ask teachers, librarians, and friends for recommendations.

How can parents help?
Role model reading.
Talk about what you are reading and what your child is reading.
Use the public library:
Going away on holiday – try an eBook! Christchurch City Libraries has a huge eBook selection for kids, teens, and adults.  All you need is a device, library number and PIN.           
Encourage wide reading—novels, non-fiction, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers.
Any reading is good reading.