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Book Week Display Competition 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

And the winner is...

Macgregor state high school, QLD

We are delighted to announce that after some very difficult deliberations, MacGregor State High School has won the 2017 Book Week Display Competition. Thank you to all the entrants, we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of the displays shared with us. So much so we decided to add a $50.00 runners up prize and a $25.00 special mention prize. After viewing all the great entries we are actually feeling a little envious we won't be partaking in all the fun this week, so thanks for making us feel part of it! 

A special thank you to Louisa Carey, Teacher Librarian at MacGregor State High School, for sharing your Book Week Display with us!! We hope you are able to put the $100 Syba Signs online voucher to good use to help create future displays in your library!

We love Louisa's creative display idea and a book week competition of her own! Louisa says "I started with the idea of novelty mugs and linking them to reading was easy as we often sit/curl with a warm drink while we read. The use of postcards connects the display to the theme “escape to everywhere”. Here is how it works.

Students have to pen a postcard to their Teacher Librarian (me) telling me where they have escaped to (real or imaginary aka holiday). The story of their escape must make mention of a book or part thereof such as cover/quote/character/event as well as reference to their favourite mug from the display. They “post” their completed entry to me by placing it in front of the mug they wish to win.

The differing heights of the display indicate how many of each mug will be given away and once the competition concludes at the end of Book Week these postcards will form another beautiful display in our library.

Interactive displays are the way to go to engage students! I've never entered a competition before... hope you like it."

You've got to be in it to win it! I bet you are glad you entered Louisa! We would love to see what you do with the postcards at the end of Book Week!

And the runner up is...

Iona college, QLD

Thank you to Claire Jackson for putting forward an entry on behalf of your school! A $50.00 voucher to spend in our online store is coming your way!

Iona College came up with two different themes for their library displays and executed them professionally and creatively.

The Tardis at the front of their library with books placed around it showing that students can Escape to the past.. or Escape to the future – just like Dr Who! As well as a jail theme with the Shortlisted books displayed on padlocks around the space.

We had a couple of schools came up with the Tardis idea which made judging very difficult for us here at Syba.

Special mention goes to...


Thank you Michelle for sharing with us the displays you and your students have created to support the Book Week theme. Don't their bay ends look great! A $25.00 voucher to spend in our online store will be coming your way.

Thank you again to everyone who entered. We have collated some of the entries into the gallery below for you because we couldn't possibly keep these fab displays all to ourselves, just click on a thumbnail to view larger images.




Your chance to win a School Library Makeover

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

To celebrate the release of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ movie, Sunrise want to give one deserving school $20,000 towards a brand new library makeover!

All you need to do is produce a video explaining why your school library needs a makeover (plus mention how excited you are for the release of the new movie!). This is a fantastic opportunity to collaboratively engage the school community in promoting the importance of the school library.

Run don't walk, entries close on 30th June, 2017. For more information and full terms and conditions please visit the Sunrise website.

While $20,000 would certainly be nice, you can achieve a full professional library signage makeover for $3000 - $10,000.

Are you planning a makeover or do you have a new or newly refurbished library? Contact us today if you would like to book an obligation free library signage consultation with one of our professional signage consultants.

See below for a gallery of some of our most recent makeovers.


Check out some of our most recent library makeovers!

Click thumbnails to view full size images.


Welcome to 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 School Year!

This term, you will find many new products and ideas that will assist you to keep your library modern, functional and at the forefront of your school, in particular our all new Love your Library range. This range of products will ensure your users have a consistent positive feeling about all the services to do with your library.

We are also excited to have extended our popular range of roll up banners to include a Becoming a Learner, Pop-up Makerspace and iLibrary designs options. In addition to these standard banner products, we now offer a full or partial design service. Our attractive geometric design template allows us to drop in your school or library logo or create your own design (with our assistance of course).

You will love our all new range of vinyl lettering quotes available in your choice of colour to your library. Alternatively, we encourage you to create your own Word Wall using our examples or your own wording by following the easy step by step guide on page 50.

At Syba Academy we are passionate about delivering relevant, quality and accredited professional learning to support teachers and teacher-librarians. In 2017 we have a decided to focus on programs that place school libraries at the heart of teaching and learning in your school. We invite you to join us at one of the following accredited professional learning opportunities:

  • Literary Learning and Literacy Festival: Designing for literary learning and literacy across the Australian Curriculum
  • Digital Citizenship Online Extension Courses

The highlight of our business is the relationships we develop with our customers. We love talking with you, guiding you with your purchases and meeting you at our seminars and workshops. We trust our well established relationships will develop even further this year and that we ‘meet’ many more of you.


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