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 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.
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 are 22-28 August.
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
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.