Welcome to our Young Adult Services!
You will find:
* Free WiFi
* Schools Collection including study guides and support materials for HSC
* Online access to databases
* Quiet study space
* Books and magazines
* CDs and DVDs
* Multi-media packs
* Literacy resources
* Local newspapers & primary source materials
* Free RTA Knowledge Test
* 2 hour free access to Internet for library card members
* Graphic novel collection
* Downloadable e-books and audiobooks
* Free and legal music downloads....freegal!
* Free online language classes....mango!
The Library has a special HSC Resources collection to assist you in achieving HSC success. Included in the section are a wide range of study guides, such as Excel and Macquarie, criticisms, prescribed texts and other useful resources.
The State Library of NSW also offers research assistance for HSC students.
PIPS - Personal Interest Projects:
PIP High Distinction Projects have arrived......click here for more info!
Port Macquarie Library holds examples of leading past papers collated by the State Library. Excerpts of these award winning Personal Interest Projects have been digitised by the State Library of NSW, to show excellence in various areas related to the construction of the PIPs.
Complete copies of these PIPs are shelved at Port Macquarie Library but can be read at any library branch. Please call 6581 8755 to request titles you wish to read. Click here for a full list of titles.
Projects cannot be photocopied and must be read in the library.
We thank the students for generously sharing their hard work. These projects provide a wealth of information and excellent examples of research techniques and report writing.
Your library databases are collections of online books, journals, newspapers and reference books that are available to you for free. All you need is your library card! You can ask for full-text, peer-reviewed and within a certain time frame.
One step further is with your State Library of NSW library card.
The State Library of NSW offers free 24/7 access to local & internatioanl newspapers, e-books, full-text journals, magazines & online databases. For complete access, all you need is a free State Library of NSW library card.
Go National with accessing the National Library of Australia!
Happy hunting for online information.......
Looking for more help with your studies?
Inside Break - HSC resources website full of information and links to lectures, library resources, past exams, and more. Established in 2007 as a collaborative project by Warringah, Manly and Pittwater Council libraries, our partnership has expanded to include public libraries across New South Wales.
This website is very helpful for related texts for the themes
- imaginative, physical and inner
NSW HSC Online - website developed by Charles Sturt University covering, for example, course information on all areas, past exams, study hints and advice for parents.
As part of this website, there is a very helpful section on speeches.
Check here for a list of resources to go with the new theme of Discovery
I want to read a good book - Suggestions?
Try Inside A Dog for suggestions, reviews and author discussions.
What activities are there for YAs?
Check the what's on for school holiday schedule for youth events, competitions, author visits and exhibitions. Have a suggestion? We'd love to hear it!
We have had a fabulous display at Port Library............
Camden Haven High School have very kindly shared
their Cover Me Competition Entries
This competition was designed to promote reading and marry creativity with the complimentary technologies of digital and book.
Entrants had to present an image combining a book cover and a body part. People's choice will determine prize winners...to be announced soon! The box is overflowing!!!!
Well done Camden Haven High Students and thank you Mrs Rienstra for sharing this great exhibition!
This slide show gives you an idea of the Manga Art as well as the Cover Me Competition!
And the People's Choice Winners are......
1st Crystal Bird
2nd Ashlee Karbowiak
3rd Nash Lawrence
Welcome to Genwire
The Genwire website has been created through a partnership between the Mid North Coast Regional Council for Social Development and Arts Mid North Coast. The website consists of two youth related platforms, Genwire Infohub and Genwire Artspace.
Genwire Infohub is managed by the Mid North Coast Regional Council for Social Development and is an information hub for youth services and young people living on the Mid North Coast of NSW. You can use Genwire Infohub to share and search for information about a range of youth topics, youth organisations, youth services/programs, youth helplines, weblinks and events.
Genwire Artspace is managed by Arts Mid North Coast and is an online portal for young people of the Mid North Coast to create and share their art through online project galleries. The site will feature projects based around visual art, video, photography, sound, new media and text as well as workshops, blogs and resources.
druginfo@your library provides excellent up-to-date and reliable free information for young and old about alcohol and drugs. This website (and associated written materials at your library) is compiled and monitored jointly by the State Library of NSW and NSW Health.
Copies of a 'Quick Guide to Alcohol and Drugs' are available from the library or online.
Drug Info now has a Facebook presence - http://www.facebook.com/druginfoatyourlibrary
Each year there are lots of activities during Drug Action Week.
Take a look at the new Drug Info pinboard.....try the mocktail recipes!
New Mental Health Fact Sheets + Stories.....click here
The World of Libguides
Some school libraries have Libguides and librarians have very generously shared all their comprehensive research. The aim of the Libguides is to help you find supplementary information on HSC topics. The types of suggested information includes books, websites and YouTube clips. Your library is a 'gateway to information' and Libguides certainly prove this.
Thank you, in particular, to staff at The Illawarra Grammar School who have shared their 'libguides'.............take a look! Some of these suggestions may be helpful for you.
Great Resources For PDHPE Students
A new and improved page for Students and Teachers, with specific resources for PDHPE (Personal, Development, Health and PE) students, is now available on the drug info @ your library website.
This information is particularly relevant for Students in Years 11 and 12 and your mandatory personal development and health education course called Crossroads - researching a particular drug or issue relating to drug and alcohol use.
Information on the website and in the public library collections can be used to assist you with your research. The best resource for you is A Quick Guide to Drugs and Alcohol - the book that the NSW State Library published with NSW Health - which is in all public libraries and was sent to every high school.
There are also two new research guides in the same format as other State Library guides such as the LIAC Crime Library. One is a guide for PDHPE students researching drug and alcohol information and issues and is aligned to the curriculum for Years 7-10. The other guide is a guide to finding drug and alcohol use statistics (good for students looking to find out how many high school kids drink or smoke or take illicit drugs) and policies and reports.
Students undertaking a Personal Interest Project around drug/alcohol or youth issues may also find the information useful for your research if they are looking at peer pressure, young people and drugs/drinking, body image etc.
The new student pages are located at: http://www.druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au/students_teachers/index.html
Thank you Andrea Curr and Team at the State Library of NSW!