Orelia Primary School’s Library is for students and staff to have access to a variety of books and resources. These items are not only for the education, enjoyment and entertainment of all members of the school community, but also to enhance the school’s curriculum. The library plays a key role in the cultural and social life of the school. It is a central point for engagement with all kinds of reading, cultural activities, access to information, knowledge building, deep thinking and lively discussion.
At Orelia Primary School all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 have the opportunity to borrow library books to encourage a love of reading. Borrowing books from the library on a weekly basis encourages children to explore a wide range of topics, subjects and genres. It also encourages responsibility of looking after the school’s books whilst in their care and remembering to return their books every week.
Dedicated time is spent in class enabling students to navigate the library space and to be able to make personal reading choices that benefit their interests and their ability level. This is a time for the promotion of new and classic authors, as well as new titles and series. We strive to find the one book or series that grips our students imaginations, and enables them to carry a ‘love of reading’ for leisure and information through out their whole lives.
Our library is a dynamic space that is always changing with new displays, books and furniture layout. Students are encouraged to engage with the library collection and provide feedback regarding the development of the collection in consultation with our library officer, Miss Julie. Our mantra in the library is Read Everyday!
Our home reading program is run out of the library from 8.15am-8.35am, Monday to Friday and all students from Years 1 – 6 are encouraged to access this program.
The Department of Education website has information on building a love of reading at home.
Please view the Department of Education Never Stop Reading video below.