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The library at Junction Park State School is in a relatively new building. It was built as part of the Building The Education Revolution (BER) projects. The teacher librarian is Mrs Karen Murphy and there is a library aide, Mrs Joy Duthie, who works in the library most afternoons.

Students may work with ICTs (Information and communication technologies), experience fiction and storytelling and develop information literacy skills in a whole class setting, small group, or as individuals working on research and other tasks. 

 

Library Days 2017

 

Mondays        Prep DH 1D 2R 3H 3T 4O 6S  Year 3 ICT rotations     

Tuesdays       Prep MR Years 1 and 6 rotations    

Wednesdays  1C  2A  5D  5F  Prep and Year 5 ICT rotations 

Thursdays      Prep J  Years 2 and 4 ICT rotations  

Fridays           1N  2B  3L  3/4A  4M  6M

               
 

 

P-2 students need a library bag to protect their books. These are available from the Uniform shop.

Prep children may borrow 1 book each week.

Please return library books to the class teacher the day before the lesson.

Year 1 and 2 children may borrow 2 books for 1 week.

Year 3 children may borrow 2 books for 2 weeks. 

Year 4 students may borrow 3 books for 2 weeks.

Year 5-6 students may borrow 4 books for 2 weeks.

This is, of course, dependent on books being returned on time and students having a good record of returning library books.

In Grades 4-6, one of the books will be a lexile, or lex box book.

Students are tested during Year 3 or 4 to find their reading level, using a computer program designed by Scholastic Australia. This level is a number called their lexile level.

More information can be found on the Scholastic Australia website Lexile levels.  

 

CBC Australian Children's Books Of The Year

The theme for 2017 is Escape From Everywhere.

 

             

Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.
The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.
 
 
The categories judged are:
 
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • CBCA Picture Book of the Year
  • The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

 

 

 

 
 
              

Book Club

 
Scholastic Australia Book Club catalogues are sent home about 8 times per year.  You can buy books for your child and any money spent earns rewards to buy more resources for the school Library.

If you miss the deadline, you are still able to order but will be charged for the postage and handling for it to be delivered to your home.

Mrs Karen Murphy in the library will be the Book Club coordinator in 2017.