Our library is the focal point of the school and plays an important role. It holds items including books, audiovisual items and excellent reference section. The library provides material to satisfy educational needs and recreational interests. All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 have access to the library for borrowing, research and to view audiovisual programs. Children borrow directly from the library and a large selection of books is also distributed by the library to the classroom, to provide additional reading materials and to supplement classroom themes. The library is computerised and borrowing is done with a computer card and scanner. Students are trained as library monitors to assist the Teacher Librarian. The Library is open at lunch times for quiet reading and research.
Parent help is always welcome to assist with shelving, tidying and covering of books. Please contact the school office if you can help.
Events in the school library this year include the Term 1 Scholastic Book Fair, the Premier's Reading Challenge and Book Week activities.
Book Week in Term 3, will involve author visits and special activities. Students in K-2 enjoy dressing up for the traditional Book Week parade. The theme for Book Week this year is Reading Across the Universe.
The Library will also support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation by running a book swap event later in the year. This has been a very successful fundraiser for Indigenous Literacy in the past and a great opportunity for Lane Cove West students to try new books.