Thursday, November 24, 2011

Primary Sources

When you are doing research on a historical topic, it is easy to find so much information that it is overwhelming! To narrow this down a little, you might choose to search for a 'Primary Source'.  
This means information that was made at the  time : like diaries, letters, photos, film footage, even things like drawings and crafts.
So 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is a Primary Source from World War 2, but a novel written about it last year is not.

Below is a short video from National Libraries, showing some historical documents they hold, and why they are important.  It is good to know that our own New Zealand history is being looked after!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Book Sculptures

Some artists do more than just read books - Su Blackwell makes some amazing sculptures.  She often uses fairy tale themes.  Can you recognise some?

Remember these are all made from old, unable-to-be-fixed books - and never, never from library books!!!!  :-)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Maidstone's New Library

Maidstone Intermediate opened its new library this week.  It looks amazing - and here are a few photos to show you just how great it is!

Mrs Asprey has done a wonderful job planning and organising the new library, and it is a fantastic environment for reading and learning.

Congratulations from all of us!


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