Future-focused libraries create opportunities for students to connect to learning in a way that stimulates creativity, develops thinking skills and encourages and supports reading. These activities and learning opportunities set them up for a great future.
Our College Library team is passionate about helping our students grow, learn and connect. This week students were involved in a number of different activities as part of celebrating Queensland School Library Week including library tours, Reading Club and exploring new games, displays and resources.
Library orientation for new students
New students and buddies were invited to visit the library for a tour of our library spaces and to learn about the programs and services we offer. The highlight for Primary students included visiting the library workroom and compactors, where home readers and teacher resources are stored. Students learnt how to use the SmartSuite Catalogue and how to find the Lexile level of books when searching for titles. They also enjoyed hearing from Noah our Reading Ambassador about the Reading Club, which is held every Thursday at the second break in the library.
Mrs Morris has been meeting with Secondary students who are new to the College this year to orient them to online library resources, database access and where to find a favourite book/author in the secondary area of the Library. These sessions will continue on Mondays and Fridays for the next few weeks.
Love your Library!
‘We love our library because’ was a phrase used to invite students to express why they enjoy our library. This was the focus of the Primary Book Club, along with a ‘key ideas’ activity where students shared ways to unlock the library for the future. Secondary students shared their love for the library with messages posted on the display board. It’s great to hear this feedback and wonderful to see them coming back for more daily!
Get connected @ the library with Gateway
The Library Gateway pages provide information about library programs, events and resources, including access to a wide range of learning tools and databases. Students across P-12 are encouraged to use the quality educational databases available by clicking on the icon links on the Primary and Secondary Library pages. Library resources are promoted in iDiscover classes and during research lessons in Secondary classrooms across the year.
Mrs McKellar (Primary Teacher Librarian) and Mrs Morris (Secondary Teacher Librarian) are available to assist students with their research needs and reading interests. Students can talk to the teacher librarians at the library or via email. Mrs Morris is available to catch up with Secondary students for short tutorial sessions and these sessions can be arranged at various times throughout the week.
See you at the Library.
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris, Teacher Librarians