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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.

 A teacher aide processes requests for teachers in the morning before school. Other teacher aides assist with management and processing of resources on different mornings.

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. As part of the Australian Curriculum, Digital Technologies, the types of thinking for the 21st century world are encouraged - computational, design and systems.



Library Days 2018


Mondays       3T, 1R, Year 6 alternate weeks, Year 2 rotations

Tuesdays       Prep MR, Prep Q, 4M, 1C, 5KS, 1F, Year 1 rotations

Wednesdays  2H, Prep DS, 5F, Prep, Year 5 and 6 rotations

Thursdays      2PH, 3L, Year 4 rotations

Fridays           4A and 4O alternate weeks, 5H, 2B, 3C, Year 3 rotations



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 2018 is Find Your Treasure.






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 Book







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 2018.