Library News

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Scholastic Book Club catalogue is sent out twice per term.

 There is no expectation to purchase, however the school does benefit from the sales.

Book Club Issue 3 is out now, orders will close Thursday 6th May.

For your convenience, and efficiency book orders can be made online.

 

Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and St Louis de Montfort’s is excited to be participating. A new application is being used this year that offers a range of exciting features including; a modern user-friendly interface, the option for students to mark books as a favourite, and give them a star rating or complete a book review.

 

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 3 September 2021.

 

Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

To enrol, just let the Library staff know your name and grade, or email your information to gdownie@stlouisaspendale.com

 

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier.

 

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc 

 

Helper's Needed

The Library would like help from any parents who can be available from

8.40am Monday to Thursday to help shelve books. 

 

If you can spare approximately 30 minutes once a week, please come and see me in the library – No experience necessary, however volunteers must have a current “Working with Children” card.  (Pre-schoolers welcome).  Your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

I would also like to remind parents and carers of the rules related to library borrowing.

  • Children in years P-3 are required to have a library bag when they come to the library.
  • Students may borrow up to  may borrow up to 5 books per session.
  • Please keep drink bottles on the outside pocket of the school bags.
  • All books are borrowed out for a period of two weeks.  If your child needs more time, they may re-borrow the book.
  • Books are to be returned to the library trolley in your child’s grade, first thing in the morning.
  • The Library is open 8.30am - 3.30 pm Monday to Thursday, so students can visit just before and after school.

 Please encourage your children to make use of the wonderful resources

provided by the school.

Parent Library

The Library offers a small collection of books for parents to borrow that relate to the development of your child.  Some of the titles include the topics of resilience, good health and nutrition, family meetings, sibling rivalry, discipline, sex education etc.   Please feel free to come into the library borrow or browse this collection.