Staffing & Opening Hours
Staffing & Opening Hours
The Library is staffed by a full time Library Manager, Mrs Dee Brooker d.brooker@wbhs.school.nz, and assisted by Duty Teachers and Student Librarians. The Library is open from 7 30 am to 3 30 pm during term time.
The Library
The Library
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.
Follow our Instagram account
Follow our Instagram account
Follow the WBHS Library on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wbhs_library/ Here is a photo of the 2019 Student Librarians our first instagram post for 2019.
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Readers Cup 2019
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!
Book Title poetry competition
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!
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Check out the best New Zealand books short-listed for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Free book-marks while stock lasts.
Winners of the 1st ever BOOKENZ Lit Quiz
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!
Tessa Duder
Tessa Duder
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
Hell Pizza Challenge
The Hell Pizza Challenge has now started! Read seven books and be rewarded with pizza. Haven't started the challenge yet? It's not too late as it runs 3 December 2019.
"The Toll" by Neil Shusterman is now available
"The Toll" by Neil Shusterman is now available
The Scythe series by Neil Shusterman is most popular series in the Library. The third book is The Toll and is now available for Reservations.
Wheelers e-books
Wheelers e-books
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-Boook.
Michel Mullipola
Michel Mullipola
Comic book illustrator, Michel Mullipola wowed the students when he visited the Library in Term 1 2018.
Gavin Bishop
Gavin Bishop
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.
Des Hunt
Des Hunt
In June 2018 author, Des Hunt visited the WBHS Library and loud bangs were heard from the Library as he used science demonstrations to make his points about writing stories.
Reservations
Reservations
Would you like to reserve a book which is currently on loan? E-mail Mrs Brooker on d.brooker@wbhs.school.nz. When the book is available you will be sent an email and also receive notification in whanau time.
Apirana Taylor
Apirana Taylor
As part of Te Wiki o te Reo Maori in 2018, WBHS Library was proud to host Apirana Taylor, poet, author, actor, musician, painter and playwright performing his poetry and music to four Junior classes
EPIC Databases
EPIC Databases
You can access the EPIC Databases either through the OPAC (catalogue) by searching "EPIC databases". If you know the database you require then you can click on the name of the database.