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Lesmurdie Community Library is a very successful partnership between the Shire of Kalamunda Library Services and Lesmurdie Senior High School. We are the first purpose-designed joint use library in Western Australia and one of the earliest of its size in Australia.

We serve a school population of around 1000 students, 80 teachers and a further 42 support staff. Our local Lesmurdie community population is over 11,000. 

 

Location

Lesmurdie Senior High School Campus. 21 Reid Road, Lesmurdie, Western Australia 6076

Lesmurdie Senior High School Library: Ph. (08) 9291 1240

Lesmurdie Library - Shire of Kalamunda: Ph. (08) 9257 9976

 

 

Talk Like A Pirate Day - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Arrrrr you ready to talk like a pirate?

September 19th has come around again, matey's, and it be time to talk like a pirate! So prepare yer voices 'n yer best pirate speak fer Tuesday, 'n 'ave some fun natters.

To read about how Talk Like a Pirate Day got started, go here.

And have some fun with this online Pirate Translator.

 

Children's Book Week 2017 - Escape to Everywhere

It's that time of year again... Children's Book Week! And while you may not get to dress up as your favourite book character in high school like you did in primary school, there are still things you can enjoy about Book Week.

The Display
Every year the library staff put up a display (or several) in the library to go with the theme of book week. In recent years we've had light writing, a lighthouse made of books and a giant cardboard cutout of Australia covered in book covers. Come on down to the library to check out this year's display/s.

Author Talks
This year the Year 8's can enjoy a visit from Meg Caddy, author of 'Waer', who'll be in the library on Wednesday, 16th August.

Book of the Year Awards
Each year during Book Week, the Children's Book Council of Australia "presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature". Come in to the library to have a look at the shortlisted books for this award that are on display near the front entry of the library. You may just find your next favourite book!
You can read more about the book awards here.

Free bookmarks
Need I say more? Okay, free bookmarks with pretty watercolour artwork on them, to keep the place in your book in style.

 

Jeans for Genes Day 2017

Jeans for Genes Day

 

What's it all about?

Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Each year, Australians unite by wearing their favourite jeans and outdoing each other with crazy denim outfits, and donating money or purchasing merchandise, to support genetic research.

On the first Friday in August each year workplaces, schools and streets become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. 

Every dollar raised on the day helps scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

You can wear your jeans to school on 4th August, for a small gold coin donation.

Learn more at Jeans for Genes

 

 

World Refugee Day 2017

International Refugee Day 2017

Background

Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

There are several types of forcibly displaced persons:

Refugees

A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.

Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.

Stateless Persons

Stateless persons do not have a recognized nationality and do not belong to any country.

Statelessness situations are usually caused by discrimination against certain groups. Their lack of identification — a citizenship certificate — can exclude them from access to important government services, including health care, education or employment.

Returnees

Returnees are former refugees who return to their own countries or regions of origin after time in exile. Returnees need continuous support and reintegration assistance to ensure that they can rebuild their lives at home... [learn more at World Refugee Day 2017]

 

UN Goal: Health and Population

 

 

 

Quotable

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Worldometers: Population

 

PBS Kids

PBS Kids Website

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids Website