News from The Arthur Holt Library

This week our Director of Library Services, Stefanie Gaspari, was appointed the new Vice President of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). We’re sure you will join us in offering her our heartiest congratulations. Miss Gaspari has been a powerful advocate for Library Services here at Trinity and her new role on the ALIA Board will enable her to apply that same commitment and passion to the broader library and information sector.

ALIA is behind some of our favourite library-based initiatives, including Library and Information Week, Library Lovers’ Day and Australia Reads. It also co-ordinated last week’s National Simultaneous Storytime, which enjoyed unprecedented success this year. A staggering 1,980,280 readers took part across 33,418 locations, all enjoying the power of a good story to unite and delight.

Our own internal reading challenges are also well under way. The Middle School have all been invited to take part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, while the staff were given the choice of either joining the boys in the PRC, or completing a round of Staff Library Bingo, which involves reading a book from each of the 20 categories identified by our library staff.

Both teachers and parents can positively influence children’s attitudes toward reading through modelling personal enjoyment of the practice. If you, or anyone you know, would like to join in with either of these challenges, please get in touch so that we can give you more details — email

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.”

– Kate DiCamillo

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