Library News

Library News

During this COVID-19 season our library has issued thousands of printed and digital books. We are encouraged that so many students are reading for leisure. Primary students from Years 3 to 6 have borrowed 1,402 books on the ePlatform App for their iPads since the beginning of the year. Secondary students have borrowed over 135 Wheelers fiction eBooks since March.

 A parent emailed me to ask: “My daughter has been reading the Melanie Dickerson books and loves them so much. Do you think you will ever buy all her other books for the library? My daughter would love to read them, and I thought I will ask you first before I try to buy them for her.”

 As a part of the National Simultaneous Story Time, Mrs Roberts-Weiss and Mr Williamson presented an online story-time session to celebrate the reading of My friend Fred, by Frances Watts, to the Lower Primary students.

 The Accelerated Reader program has been extended to students in Year 3 since the beginning of Term 2. We have already seen some truly impressive reading and would like to acknowledge the following year levels for their achievements so far:

  • Year 3 – one student has read over one million words
  • Year 4 – nine students have read over one million words
  • Year 5 – five students have read over one million words and one has read over four million words

The Library honoured Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week in our displays and library lessons. The library’s Aboriginal flag was also hoisted to acknowledge the week.

We have been working with Year 9 English teacher, Mrs G-O, to promote ‘First chapter Friday’, which is an initiative to get students excited about reading novels. The first chapter is read out loud with the goal to get students intrigued and hopefully wanting to read more. Here are some of the titles featured this term:

  • The goose road by Rowena House
  • Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli
  • See you in the cosmos by Jack Cheng
  • Dog by Andy Mulligan

Yr 9 student, Bronnie, in front of our First Chapter Friday display in the Library.

Joy Payne

Director of Library Services