Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Our Library

Our librarian is Michelle Simms
Email: librarian@tetotara.school.nz
Phone: 853 0039 x857

Our library assistant is Esther Rorimpandey

Email: estherr@tetotara.school.nz

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

Our library opened in the second term of 2008 with 1,300 books. We have added over 9,000 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 and 2.45pm - 3.20pm.  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.


Overdue Books

Our overdues procedure is as follows:


Student Librarians

Book Club

  • We have several Book Clubs which are open to Year 5 & 6 students.  Please see Mrs Simms for more details.