Devon Intermediate School Library    

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Te Whare Pukapuka


Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11am – 2.45pm. Class visits are 45mins. The Library is also open at morning tea and lunchtime.

  • Students are allowed to issue two items
  • Lending period is two weeks
  • Students can renew an item twice

Everyone welcome!

If you are unsure about something, please come and talk to me! I really enjoy helping students, parents and staff find the answers to their information queries. The Devon Library is a colourful, exciting and busy place where you can find exactly what you are looking for. You might feel like putting together a puzzle with a friend. Or maybe you want to read a brand new magazine quietly in the Reading Tent? How about discussing the latest news topics in the Discussion Area? Or how about writing a story in the Study Area? There are Bean bags and soft cushioned ‘Lily Pads’ available to sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.


When you arrive, check out the Noticeboard. On the Noticeboard there is a large map to help find your way around the Library. The Map shows the Library is divided into Fiction (genres) and Non-Fiction (numerical) and there is also a Reference Area where books must be read within the Library. Some other areas include: a Puzzle area, Study and Discussion areas, an Art Display wall, a Reading Vine (student/teacher book reviews), a computer search terminal and a new book display. Students can also come and ask for a colouring-in book and pens at the Issues desk.


If you are having trouble deciding what to read next, Mrs Snyder has ‘Bookopoly’ at her desk. Grab the dice, roll it and let luck be your navigator!


Some library skills with classes during visits include:

-Understanding the Dewey Decimal System

-Finding Fiction

-Basic computer catalogue searching

Kids Literature Quiz

This is a whole lot of fun! KLQ is usually held in the First Term. Devon Intermediate has hosted the event for several years. The Quizmaster is Mr Wayne Mills. Year 6, 7 and 8’s from schools across the Taranaki/Whanganui region are invited to enter a Team(s) to compete in a Quiz testing their knowledge of all types of literature. The categories include nursery rhymes, sci fi, folklore, fantasy and many more. There are spot prizes and the winning Regional team then competes in the National Finals. Mrs Snyder has organised a Reader’s Cafe every Thursday at Lunchtime in the Library for anyone interested in joining the team (the cafe includes biscuits!)

Student Librarians

A student who shows reliability and attention to detail can volunteer to help shelve returns, stamp new books, undergo basic repairs and other tasks under Mrs Snyder’s guidance.



Good quality puzzles, books, lego, colouring-in books and magazines are welcomed!



Library Manager: Mrs Stephanie Snyder (MLIS)


What’s new?

Reading for Pizza – this challenge continues through until December 2018. Several students have already completed wheels and received free HELL Pizza. Don’t miss out!


Rotary Reading – 6/7 volunteer Rotary readers will read and chat to selected students after morning tea on Thursdays in Term 2 and 3 in the Library.


Non-fiction signage – Its time for a change. Mrs Snyder wants to make the non-fiction area more ‘user friendly’. At the moment it is difficult to find what you are looking for. New signage will help so watch this space.


Congratulations! – The Kids Lit Quiz was held on Tuesday the 10th of April in the Devon Intermediate School Hall. Well done Leila Annane, Maekayla Bishop, Freya Coates, Noah Fleming, Kenton MacDonald, Jack Mischeski, Riley Solak and Khalani-Jade Taki-Murray for participating in the Quiz. And thank you to the runners, the parents who came along to support and the students who helped set up the Hall.


New Books have arrived-

Weirdo, Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants

Rick Riordan and Wimpy Kid

Philip Reeve, David Walliams and more!

Palacio, the environment, gardening, immigration, being safe online and much, much more!