On the last day of Term two, Mrs Heslip and a few student librarians headed down to Invercargill to take part in School Librarians’ Day with four other schools, including Lime Hills and James Hargest. We rode a bus to go to the James Hargest Senior and Junior campuses. We headed inside their campus to observe their school libraries to get ideas about potential layouts.
After that, we headed back to the City Library and had a short lunch break. Next, we had a guest who told us her techniques about how to read a story. We personally thought it was hard reading a story book because of how much effort the reader has to put in.
Lastly, we were placed in groups of two to make a display about a topic given to us in an envelope. We were so immersed into completing the display perfectly that we lost track of time. Consequently, we weren't able to play Dewey Games.
Overall, it was a great experience that we would highly recommend to other student librarians to take part in. We learnt an abundance of skills and ideas that we would like to use in our library.
Lily Anderson, Renzie Ege and Kyra Romero