18 November 2017

Library

Yuluma Primary School Library / Resource Centre is the central resource for the students and staff of our school. It is fully automated using the Informatif Library Automation System and is staffed by a part-time Library Officer and supported by a Library / Resource Teacher.

The Library / Resource Centre provides access to resources and facilities for all staff and students. The collection is developed, through school budgets and P&C grants, to support the school curriculum and priorities.

Students are encouraged to independently use library facilities for both research resources and personal reading.

There is an active P&C involved with a dedicated Book Club Manager. This enables students to purchase books from Scholastic Book Club twice a term with proceeds supporting the school library and our literacy program.

Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 have a library lesson each week and regular borrowing is enthusiastically promoted. These lessons are taken by the classroom teacher with the support of the Library Officer, to develop library skills and promote the love of literature. Children may also borrow and return library books at lunchtimes and before and after school on the days the library is open.

Our Library is open Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes for the enjoyment of indoor games, reading, research, browsing and exchanging of books. It is also open before and after school on these days for extra borrowing.

Displays that are promoted every year include WA Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA). The books purchased for this display are chosen as excellent books to read by students of W.A. and all our students are encouraged to read them.

Children’s Book Council Award Books are displayed Third term. These books are written by award winning authors and are a huge focus during Book Week when we have daily Book Week quiz questions to win prizes. A Book Week Incursion is also held at this time promoting Book Week and Literacy Week.

A Book Fair is held annually and promoted and organised by our P&C with proceeds going to the purchase of new books for the library. The library is open before and after school during this week for students and parents to make their purchases.

Opening times

  • Tuesday and Thursday – lunchtime
  • Tuesday and Thursday – before and after school

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