The library at Junction Park State School was built as part of the Building The Education Revolution (BER) projects and opened on 3 December 2010. The teacher librarian is Mrs Karen Murphy.

A teacher aide processes requests for teachers in the morning before school, Tuesdays to Thursdays.

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 2020    

Library lessons     (P-3 weekly, 4-6 fortnightly)
Mondays         IMPACT online numeracy group, 4M/4O, 5DJ, Year 4 rotations
Tuesdays        1/2F, 3C, Year 1 rotations
Wednesdays   6H/6I, 5KS/5M, 2T, Prep DS, 2S, Years 3 and 6 rotations
Thursdays       3L, 4/5C, Prep B, 2PH Years 2 and 5 rotations
Fridays            3E, 1C, 1J, Prep M, 1R, Prep rotations fortnightly


Mrs Murphy, teacher librarian & Library Lion

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

Prep children may borrow 2 book for 1 week.

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

Year 1 and 2 children may borrow 3 books for 1 week.

Year 3 and 4 children may borrow 4 books for 2 weeks. 

Year 5-6 students may have unlimited loans for 2 weeks. Please use common sense and consideration for others.

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.  

Book Club Issue 4 due 8PM on 9th June 2020

All orders must be done online through the Parent loop.

Library lunchtimes are fun!


CBC Australian Children's Books Of The Year

The theme for 2020 is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.

In 2020, the dates for Book Week has been moved to Term 4.

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 2020.

Premier's Reading Challenge

11th May to 28th August 2020

Premier's Reading Challenge

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime

Children's Book Council of Australia


Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for children who are at pre-reading or early stages of reading. Ages 0-6 years

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Picture Book of the Year

Entries in this category should be outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and Illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through Illustrations. Ages 0-18 years (NB. Some of these books may be for mature readers).

Note: Picture Books are listed by the Illustrator, followed by the author

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Eve Pownall Award

Entries in this category should be books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. Ages 0-18 years.

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CBCA Award for New Illustrator

This Award aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children's book Illustration. Ages 0-18 years.

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Last reviewed 01 June 2020
Last updated 01 June 2020