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Library

Wideview Public School has a brand new library which holds a central position, both in location and in the curriculum. Its comprehensive collection of resources is available for staff and student use. The collection includes print, graphic, audio visual, electronic, online resources, teacher resources, archive and recreational activities. The collection also boasts a balance between fiction and nonfiction resources.

The library program aims to develop lifelong learning through the use of information literacy skills. Students are taught to search, evaluate and present information in ways that are effective and relevant to the curriculum. Students have access to 30 computers to refine these skills.


About the Library

 

Library Opening Times




The Library is open between 8:30am and 4:00pm Monday-Friday for staff.

Each class has a weekly borrowing session. Students can also borrow at 2nd half lunchtimes Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

During lunchtimes students may read, research and play quiet computer games.

Staff




Teacher librarian: Rimas Milasas

Library assistant (Friday): Karen Wadling


We are here to assist you locate information and borrow resources.

Collection





We have a large range of resources to meet your learning and recreational needs.

For borrowing:

  • Books - fiction, non-fiction
  • DVDs

For use in the Library only:

  • Reference - dictionaries, atlases and local area books
  • Internet access (30 computers)

Loans





K-1: 1 book
2-3: 2 books
4-5: 3 books   
6:     4 books 
           
Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks
Books can be returned earlier if wished
Books must be returned before each school holiday period.

Overdue books




  1. A reminder is given to the student
  2. A reminder note is sent to the class
  3. An overdue note is sent home
  4. A letter asking for payment is sent home

If a book is damaged, please return it to school so that it can be repaired. If it is beyond repair an account may be sent home.

Rules




  1. Respect the library and all its resources.
  2. Look after the computers and hang up headphones.
  3. Don’t run in the library.
  4. Use quiet voices.
  5. Line up sensibly when waiting to come in.
  6. Never come inside the library unless a librarian/teacher is present.

Book Care




  1. Use a library bag when bringing books to and from school.
  2. Keep books away from babies and pets.
  3. Have clean hands when reading.
  4. Turn pages carefully and keep your book in a safe place.
  5. Keep food and drink away from the book.