Staffing & Opening Hours
The Library is staffed by a full time Library Manager, Mrs Dee Brooker email@example.com, and assisted by Duty Teachers and Student Librarians. The Library is open from 7 30 am to 3 15 pm during term time.
Whangarei Boys' High School Library is located in the main quad at the heart of the school. The Library has about 10,00 print books and over 140 Wheelers e-books. We have a large collection of Graphic Novels which are really popular. Internet access is through the Library's twenty computers as well as students using their BYOD devices as directed by their teacher.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Want to listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone read by famous A listers including Daniel Radcliffe and Stephen Fry? Videos will be posted weekly on harrypotterathome.com, with all 17 chapters released over the next few months.
Follow our Instagram account
Follow the WBHS Library on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wbhs_library/ During the lockdown we ran a Lockdown reading compeition with students sending photos of the book or pile of books they were reading. Chocolate prizes to the winners will be distributed shortly.
Audible - audio books
Audible has made hundreds of audio books for children and young adults available for free during lockdown. If the book you want is not free then you can take a free 30 day trial and if you don't want to continue then you can cancel your subscription.
More free audio books!
More free audio books! https://www.myon.com/school/remotereading (User name: secondary, Password: books) https://www.rnz.co.nz/collections/not-for-children?fbclid=IwAR0RP2fYesknuwis5HF5c3kywBg76aBhQ-xBMz_R_baUjyaOxfbjii3ZdLE
Noughts & Crosses
Are you watching the BBC series Noughts + Crosses on TVNZ on Demand? If so, you would love the books. We have the whole series in the WBHS Library.
Readers Cup 2019
In a very closely contested competition for the Readers Cup at WGHS Library, the WBHS Team - Finn Kallu, Connor Neal, Mason Gray and Noah Edwards - came second, one point behind the winners, WGHS. Congratulations! Our 2020 team are currently reading books for the Readers Cup 2020 Northland final in Term 3.
Book Title poetry competition
We have had over a hundred and fifty entries for this popular competition and they have now been judged by our HoD English, Mr Nogher. The student winners are: 1st - William Anderson, 2nd Trevarn Clay, 3rd Logan Webb. Staff winners are: 1st: Mr Lai, 2nd Mr Anderson, 3rd Mr Denham. Spot prizes were given to: Reo Yorke, Noah Edwards and Nathan Smith/Brock Knight. Enjoy your chocolate!
Whangarei District Libraries
The Whangarei District Libraries are physically closed during the lockdown but they have a large collection of ebooks, audio books and e-magazines. You will need a Library card to access them. If you are not currently a member of the Library you can join as a temporary patron on-line. They also offer access to a number of useful databases.
Click and collect service
During the lockdown the WBHS Library will be operating a click and collect service. Look at the catalogue (at the top of this page) to see what you would like to borrow. Email Mrs Brooker firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. You will get an email when the order is ready to collect from the main entrance. Put any returns into the box and they will be put in quarantine for three days.
BWB New Zealand History Collection
The BWB New Zealand History Collection is a cross-searchable e-book collection which includes a wide range of award-winning New Zealand history and biography.
Find and read more books you'll love, and keep track of the books you want to read as well as those you have read. Be part of the world's largest community on Goodreads. Connect with other readers you know. Have you set yourself a Reading Challenge for 2020?
Winners of the 1st ever BOOKENZ Lit Quiz
Two Literature Quizzes in two weeks! This quiz - the first ever BOOKENZ Lit Quiz was organised by the WGHS Bookworm society and we fielded two strong teams of Juniors (William Anderson, Brendal Pol, Jack Lasenby and Connor Neal) and Seniors (Blake Ireland, Nathaniel Hoani, Jack Slatter and Heath Grant. There was a wide range of quick fire lit questions from picture books to Shakespeare. The WBHS teams were leading most of the way with the Junior team the overall winners on the night. Congratulations!
Author, Tess Duder has visited the Library to talk to Junior students about her latest book "First Map: How James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand"
Hell Pizza Challenge
The Hell Pizza Challenge has now started! Read seven books and be rewarded with pizza. During the lockdown record the print books, e-books or audio books which you have read. This is a good chance to get ahead with your reading. Haven't started the challenge yet? It's not too late as it runs to 31 January 2021
The Toll by Neil Shusterman is now available
The Scythe series by Neil Shusterman has been most popular series in the Library during 2019 and 2020. The third book is The Toll and is now available for Reservations.
Wheelers e-books are available free to all staff and students of WBHS and are available 24/7. We have almost 150 e-books Search for and download the e-Platform app from your app store. Find the WBHS Library and login using your WBHS login. Browse and borrow an e-Book.
Comic book illustrator, Michel Mullipola wowed the students when he visited the Library in 2018.
Gavin Bishop talked to three junior classes in the WBHS Library in June 2019 as part of the Storylines National Festival Story Tour. He explained how he made his illustrations and the extensive research which goes into books like his award-winning book "Aotearoa: A New Zealand Story" and his latest book "Cook's Cook: the cook who cooked for Captain Cook which has been short-listed for the NZ Book Awards. He also showed us the proofs for his new book due to be published in October 2019.
Any Questions is a free online chat service that helps New Zealand school-aged students (and teachers) with schoolwork and information finding. It is funded by the Ministry of Education and staffed by real Librarians. 1 pm - 6 pm weekdays.
Would you like to reserve a book which is currently on loan? E-mail Mrs Brooker on email@example.com. When the book is available you will be sent an email and also receive notification in whanau time.
You can access the EPIC Databases by scrolling down this blog and choosing the database you require. Click on the link. No login or passwords required.
Australian New Zealand Reference Centre
This database gives access to abstracts and full-text articles from international, Australian, and New Zealand magazines and New Zealand current events information. Includes full text of most New Zealand daily newspapers from as far back as 1990's.
Biography in Context
This database contains an extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people including New Zealanders. It is searchable by name, nationality and occupation.
Books & Authors
Covering adult, young adult and children's fiction and non-fiction it helps you identify new books to read. Search by author, title, subject, genre, character, and topic.
An encyclopedia which combines accurate information with easy searching and coverage enriched by selected websites, multimedia, and magazine sources. It is searchable in three different reading levels - Primary, Middle and Secondary.
Contains millions of articles and updated daily. It is an ideal general research tool covering topics ranging from art to zoology.
Global issues in context
Global Issues in Context brings balanced information to students seeking to understand international issues and news headlines by tying together news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, video, statistics and more.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
This database provides authoritative answers to health and medical questions from over 700 health/medical journals and pamphlets. It covers topics like: mainstream and alternative medicines, nutrition, diet, fitness and disease. It also includes an online medical encyclopedia, dictionary, and links to relevant websites.
Literature Resource Center
This database contains critical essays and biographical information on over 100,000 authors, both historical and contemporary. It also includes information on major New Zealand authors.
New Oxford ShakespeareOnline
Full text, online access to the New Oxford Shakespeare Online inclouding; the Modern Critical Edition, the Critical Reference edition and the Authorship Companion.
New Zealand Geographic
The entire archive of the New Zealand Geographic magazine dating back to 1989 including access to current editions.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints is ideal for those wanting information about the various sides of contemporary issues like euthanasia, genetic engineering, and media violence. Includes topical overviews and point-of-view articles. An excellent resource for debaters.
Science in Context
Science in Context features authoratative information and provdes detailed coverage of popular subjects from earth science and life science to space, technology, mathematics, science history, biography and more.
Shakespeare Collection Online
The Shakespeare Collection Online is the most comprehensive, authoritative online resource on Shakespeare. As well as access to the full text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare, the collection includes access to general reference data, full text periodicals, criticisms and primary source material.
World history in context
Search the database for a wide range of international history topics incuding 20th century history, Ancient Greece and the Near East, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Latin America. It features full text articles from over one hundred history journals and also includes primary documents, maps and images.