Library News | Junior School

Library News | Junior School

From the Junior School Library

We are pleased to welcome students and staff back to the Library for another exciting school year and look forward to connecting students with our collections, resources and space to further develop their passion for literature and a lifelong love of learning. 

This term in the Library we have Miss Gratton (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Bowden (Wed-Thurs) in the role of Teaching and Learning Librarian, and Miss Case (Mon-Tues) and Miss Indari (Wed-Fri) as our Library Services Specialists. 

Library Hours and Student Borrowing

The Junior School Library is open at the following times, for boys to visit and borrow/return books, read and play games:

Before school: 8am-8:25am Monday – Friday

Second half lunch: 12:50-1:10pm Monday – Friday

After school: 3:15pm-4:00pm Tuesday – Friday

If your son plans to attend the Library on a regular afternoon, please let us know by email so we can expect him. Boys who attend Library will be taken to the carpark at 3.50pm and must be collected from there by 4pm. Any student remaining in the carpark after 4pm will be taken to after hours care (OSH) by Library staff.

Boys in Years 3-6 are encouraged to borrow books before school, during lunch and after school, as their Library lessons are focused around Units of Inquiry and generally will not include borrowing time.

Scholastic Book Club

During terms 1, 2 and 4 your son will be given a Scholastic Book Club catalogue. The Term 1 Book Club catalogues were handed out this week, and orders may be placed online using the LOOP system. Orders must be placed by Friday 18 February, and will be delivered to the school and handed out to your son in class. 

Purchasing books from the Scholastic Book Club is not only great for families as they offer popular titles at great prices, but also for the School as we receive a portion of the sales as credit to use towards purchasing resources for our library and classrooms. 

Premier’s Reading Challenge


The 2022 Premier’s Reading Challenge will commence on 28 February, and we look forward to all Junior School students participating. All students will be registered for the challenge, and closer to the time will receive a sticker with their username and login to go in the front of their record book. If your son previously completed the challenge at another school, we will merge his records so his challenge history is complete. Further information will be included in the newsletter in Week 5, and students will be shown how to access their challenge record during Library lessons that week.

Parent borrowing

The Library has a well-stocked parent/staff collection, with many recent release fiction and non-fiction titles. Parents are welcome to contact us if they would like to be registered for a parent borrowing account. 

The Library catalogue can be searched online or email us if you are looking for a specific title. We are happy to loan books out to you and deliver them to your son’s classroom for him to bring home. We also welcome parent suggestions for books that you would like to see added to the collection. 

Miss Gratton & Mrs Bowden | Teaching and Learning Librarians

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