Street Primary School has a modern automated library which holds a
central position, both in location and in the curriculum, within the
school. Its comprehensive collection of resources is available for use
by all members of the school community.
from non-English speaking backgrounds are encouraged to maintain
literacy in their first language, which is supported by approximately
350 books in 20 languages. The library operates a network of eleven
computers which are used for public access searches, word-processing,
graphics and information gathering.
library program aims at developing confident, independent learners for
life. With resource-based learning students learn how to learn. The
library has a documented Information Skills Program designed to teach
students how to access, use and communicate information. The program is
a continuum which is integrated into the curriculum.
are explicitly taught and modeled, then reinforced through all year
levels. All students participate in the Information Skills Program
through regular lessons that are planned and taught cooperatively by
the teacher librarian and classroom teachers.
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The Library provides a wide range of resources and services. You can
use it to
assist your learning at school and for personal recreation and
In this Information Age it is important that you learn the skills to
life-long learner. Knowing how to use the Library effectively will
to do this.
When is the library open?
Library is open
between 8:30am and 3:30pm Monday-Friday.
Each class has a weekly borrowing session. Students can also borrow at
During lunchtimes students may read, research, draw and play quiet
Community members may borrow in the 15 minutes before and after the
your teacher librarian?
I am here to assist you in locating information and to borrow resources.
types of resources are available?
have a large
range of resources to meet your learning and recreational needs.
Books - fiction, non-fiction, other languages
For use in the Library only:
How many items can you borrow?
What is the length of time you can borrow them?
Primary: 2 books
Books may be borrowed for 2 weeks
community members: 10 books;
books may be borrowed for 4 weeks
Books can be returned earlier if wished.
All books are returned for the long vacation.
happens if a book is late, lost
is sent to the class
is sent home
for payment is sent home
a book is
damaged, please return it to school so we can try to repair it. If it
is beyond repair an account may be sent home.
should you care for books?
books in a
place at home for your library books.
from babies and pets.
drink while you read.
sure lids of
drink bottles and lunch bottles are put on tightly.
the expectations in the
library – the do’s and don’ts?
Library as a place of learning – do not use it as a shortcut
to other rooms.
people and their right to learn.
library and its resources.
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How to Research using the Information Process
Being able to find and use information is essential for successful
learning. Following the six steps of the information process will
provide you with the skills to learn for life.
the image to view the Information
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are a few links will
that connect you to interesting sites for information and fun.
Using the Web
for Younger Readers