For the second time we combined our AGM with an event showcasing the latest and best in children’s books. The concept clearly works as more than 60 people were present during the event at Trinity Gardens School.
Four of our 5 new sponsors not only gave us lively and interesting perspectives on what is new and hot in children’ s books but also had product available for attendees to view, purchase and ask questions about.
Dan McGuiness from Greenlight Comics introduced us to some of the best and newest graphic novels for schools from a huge range and introduced his monthly subscription plan tailored to school needs; Pat Pledger from ReadPlus not only demonstrated how to get the best out of the ReadPlus website (and provided attendees with a free one-week trial), but also showcased some outstanding new books for YA readers fresh onto the database; Linda Hanlan from Dymocks Adelaide introduced books for younger readers and picture books to wet our appetites and inspired us to visit her in store; and Anne Cameron from Scholastic Australia introduced us to the concept of Classroom Libraries where students are exposed to a minimum of 300 quality books that are diverse, organised, current in their classroom literacy program based on research by Donalyn Miller in her Game-changer book.
Our sponsors had many giveaways as well as donating books for a free raffle at the end of the night.
Many connections were made for the future.