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 15 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.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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 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 - 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
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.
Our latest purchases
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! Our 2020 team are currently reading books for the Readers Cup 2020 Northland final in Term 3.
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!
Whangarei District Libraries
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 d.brooker@wbhs.school.nz 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.
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. 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 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
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-Book.
Michel Mullipola
Michel Mullipola
Comic book illustrator, Michel Mullipola wowed the students when he visited the Library in 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.
AnyQuestions
AnyQuestions
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.
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.
EPIC Databases
EPIC Databases
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.