Our library is an educational resource for ALL to use. As well as a wide range of reading materials, teacher resources and computers our library has Internet and Email capabilities for teacher/pupil research. The teacher librarian works co-operatively with the teaching staff to establish a learning environment that nurtures inquiry learning through structured access to print and electronic sources. We also aim to develop an appreciation of literature and enjoyment in reading. Children use the library on an individual, small group or whole class basis as part of co-operatively planned lessons in a range of curriculum topics. These lessons involve the students in some stage of the research process or in a response to literature.
Each class has a scheduled borrowing time. The library is open before school and at lunchtime for research, borrowing and quiet leisure activities. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for the resources they borrow and return them on time. Replacement of lost or damaged resources is the responsibility of parents. The school subscribes to online data bases and software programs which can be accessed from home.
Parent education in accessing these products is available upon request. Parents are welcome to come to the library before school to borrow with their children and discuss with the teacher librarian any research or borrowing concerns they may have. Parents are always welcome as helpers in the library as well.
Click here to access the library's OPAC.