The Library is the heart of the school...
The library staff would like to welcome new students, in particular Year 7, as well as returning students to our library for 2021. Our Library is a vibrant, inclusive, and crucial part of the learning community at Taylors Lakes Secondary College. Our vision is to foster an ongoing love of reading, to provide an attractive space that it is safe, nurturing, and welcoming and to promote a stimulating environment that is supportive of learning. Our busy library provides an extensive range of print and digital resources that supports the learning and teaching goals of our school and regularly hosts events and library related activities.
We aim for our library to be accessible to all students throughout the school day. We open before school from 8:15am, are open at recess and lunchtimes as well as afterschool to 4:30pm Monday through to Thursday. In addition, students are reminded that they are welcome to attend Homework club which is run in the library Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
If students find themselves without a book to read, they are able to access Wheelers eBooks and audiobooks via the Infiniti library management system https://tlsc.concordinfiniti.com/login or directly via the link https://tlsc.eplatform.co/
Our library staff provide a fun and successful Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge program every year where students can participate in competitions and attend a special ceremonial lunch to celebrate students that have successfully completed the Challenge. All Year 7 and 8 students participate in the VPRC while older students are encouraged to speak with a library staff member if they would like to complete the challenge.
Recently our library purchased a collection of games and puzzles for students to enjoy during recess and lunch. We regularly run interactive Kahoot.it games at lunchtime and began the year with a popular Valentines’ Day themed competition. Our next interactive game will be on books centred around strong female figures to celebrate International Women’s Day in early March.
With some help from onlookers, Year 9 student Jerron completes the puzzle in record time!
We look forward to meeting our new students and please remember, that first and foremost, the library is a haven and an exciting place of discovery.