Our librarian is Michelle Simms
Phone: 853 0039 x857
Our library assistant is Esther RorimpandeyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our library has its own Facebook page. The aim of the page is to provide the school community with reviews about books and apps that our students might like, and to keep them informed about library events and activities.
- General Information
- Overdue Books
- New Books and Reserves
- Student Librarians
- Book Club
Our library opened in the second term of 2008 with 1,300 books. We have added over 7,500 new books and will continue to expand our collection of fiction and non-fiction books. Our fiction collection includes graphic novels and sophisticated picture books (picture books for older students). The library also has five iPads, a TV and an Apple TV.
Each class visits the library every week. It is also available to students every lunch time. The library is also open to families every Friday from 8.00am - 9.00am. We lend to parents and you are welcome to borrow books for your preschoolers.
Students are encouraged to recommend books they would like the library to purchase by using our suggestion book.
- Year 0-1 classes can borrow up to two books at a time.
- Year 2-6 classes can borrow up to three books at a time.
- Student librarians, shelf monitors and members of the Book Club can borrow up to four books at a time.
- Books are issued for two weeks
- The borrower is responsible for any material borrowed in their name and will be expected to pay the replacement cost of lost or intentionally damaged books
Our overdues procedure is as follows:
- 1-2 weeks overdue - reminder notice given to class teacher
- 2-3 weeks overdue - reminder notice given to class teacher with "final warning" on it
- 3-4 weeks overdue - letter sent to parents
- 5-6 weeks overdue - invoice sent to parents
- Students are suspended from borrowing until overdue books are returned (or they are paid for if the book(s) cannot be found)
- New books are placed on display for one week so that the whole school can see them. They may not be borrowed during this time but they can be reserved.
- Books on the new book display can be reserved, as can any book that is out on loan.
- Reserved books are placed in the reserves box when the book becomes available and the book is kept aside for one week.
- Year 5 students can apply to become shelf monitors. They help Mrs Rorimpandey keep the shelves tidy at lunchtimes.
- Responsible Year 6 students can apply to become student librarians. Preference is given to those students who worked as shelf monitors in Year 5. Student librarians assist Mrs Rorimpandey at lunchtimes and work towards gaining bronze, silver and gold merit badges.
- The bronze badge is earned by passing a shelving test. To practise correct shelving students can use the following link - shelving game. The sections that apply to our library are:
"Shelving" - Alphabet - Expert, Master and Genius (ignore the letter at the top),
"Shelving" - Dewey Decimal - Expert,
"Reordering" - Alphabet Reordering (ignore the letter at the top).
- The Book Club is open to Year 5 & 6 students who are reading books from our Fiction area. We meet every Friday at morning tea to discuss books and take up reading challenges.
- Donations of good quality books are gratefully accepted (subject to our standard book selection criteria).