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WORD OF THE YEAR 2020

2020 has not only changed our way of life it has changed our way of speaking with new words and phrases coming into common usage.

 

The Australian National Dictionary Centre has recognised "iso" an abbreviation of the word "isolation" as their word of the year.

 

Oxford, in lieu of announcing its typical single word of the year, released a report on the "Words of an Unprecedented Year 2020". The report looks at language change and development during 2020 and provides definitions for a range of words that have become common expressions including: 

  • Lockdown
  • Unmute
  • Flatten the curve
  • Self isolate

 

MCKINNON'S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR BORROWED BOOKS FOR 2020

#1 Soon by Morris Gleitzman

#2 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

#3 The Maze Runner by James Dashner

#4 After by Morris Gleitzman

#5 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

#6 Maybe by Morris Gleitzman

#7 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

#8 Holes by Louis Sachar

#9 Then by Morris Gleitzman

#10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin fever by Jeff Kinney

 

MCKINNON'S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR EBOOKS FOR 2020

#1 Then by Morris Gleitzman

#2 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

#3 Holes by Louis Sachar

#4 Wonder by R Palacio

#5 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

#6 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

#7 Animal Farm by George Orwell

#8 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

#9 Life of Pi by Yann Martel

#10 The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

 

2020 saw an impressive increase in the usage of ebooks and audiobooks among our students with many students accessing Wheelers from home during remote learning. There were 1524 loans of ebooks and audiobooks this year.

 

The most loans by a student on Wheelers was a total of 121 loans for the year.

 

Have a safe and restful break.

 

Janene Watson

Resource Centre Manager