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Library Hours

Opens for students at 8.30am to 3:15pm (Closed Tuesday mornings)

Closed first break

Open during second break

Students are welcome at the library during second break to borrow, read, play games, use computers and to enjoy a quiet place with their friends.

Before and after school students can have a quiet place to catch up on homework, borrow, read or play chess.

Library Resources

Students can borrow from Junior Fiction, Easy Fiction, Fiction, Non-Fiction and magazines. They are also able to make use of the library resources such as Reference books, computers and games.

Student Borrowing

• Prep students – 1 Junior Fiction book

• Year 1 – 1 Junior Fiction book

• Year 2 – 2 books from Fiction or Non-Fiction

• Year 3 – 3 books from Fiction or Non-Fiction

• Year 4 to 6 – 2 Fiction books and 2 Non-fiction books

• Year 7 – 2 Fiction books and 2 Non-fiction books (Year 7 students can borrow fiction books from the Senior Fiction section of the library)

Loans are for two weeks but books can be renewed if more reading time is needed. Books cannot be borrowed if there are outstanding loans.  Books can reserve for students, just let the library staff know the name of the book that is of interest.

For students with different reading requirements the above can be altered, please discuss with library staff.

Students can borrow books over the school holidays during the school year. All books must be returned at the end of the year. There is no student borrowing over the summer holidays.

Library Bags

 
All students need to have a library bag to carry their books between home and school. . This can be as simple as a plastic shopping bag (as long as it will protect our books from being damaged).
 

Overdue Books

Notices are sent out regularly each term to remind students of overdue items. Once an item has been overdue for a lengthy period of time a letter is given to the student to take home outlining options for a book that is not returned.

Library Monitors

Twice a year students are invited to become Library Monitors. Successful students are trained to help in the library in a leadership role.

 

Special Events

• Book Week – Usually held around the third week in August.
• Book Week is a Nation-wide celebration organised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). The CBCA organises the annual Children’s Book of the Year Awards. Each year they select books, from the many put forward, for a short-list in the categories of – picture book, early childhood, younger readers, older readers and non-fiction. During Book Week the winner of each category is announced, they are usually found in weekend editions of various newspapers. Some of these short-listed books and winners are in our library and will be featured leading up to and during our Book Week celebrations. Book Week provides an opportunity to celebrate a love of books and reading. It is an important week in the school’s calendar.
• National Literacy and Numeracy Week – Held during Term 3. Our school celebrates with activities involving student, staff and the community. Activities vary each year and are advertised to the community leading up to the events.
• Book Fair – Usually held in Term 4. Book Fair brings the book store to school. Students get a chance to view books in class time and shop with their families before or after school.