Katherine Mansfield has the Poem of the week

It’s very apt that as we mosey towards National Poetry Day on Friday 30 July,  a Katherine Mansfield poem ‘The Candle’  is the Poem of the Week on the Guardian’s wonderful book blog. And it has generated 244 comments so far. Who said poetry is dead?

Beating the homework blues with World Book Digital Library

Well, school holidays are at a close which means we must admit defeat and start studying and completing homework again. This does not have to be a chore with World Book  putting its 22 volume print set online with web links, videos, primary source documents and news headlines to help spice it up.

World Book also offers these resources from their digital library! …

  • Living Green : explores environmental issues and current efforts to reduce human impact on the environment. Very topical at the moment.
  • Early Peoples : examine the history of such ancient cultures as the Egyptians, Romans, Maori, Chinese.
  • Inventions and Discoveries : evaluates the impact of inventions and discoveries that continue to shape our world today.

Access to these easy to use resources and many others is one of the many benefits of library membership. You can access these databases from home with your library card number and PIN, or at our community libraries.