Beaumaris North Primary School students have a program rich in literature and are able to borrow books from our well-stocked Library. We focus on enjoyment, imagination and information through stories and non- fiction material.
Students from Prep – Year 2 receive a weekly specialist Library lesson (30 minutes) taken by a qualified Teacher Librarian. Lessons focus on literature appreciation, the use of the Public Access System, developing an understanding of various Library locations and parts of a book. The Library program also supports and extends the Units of Inquiry being studied in each year level and provides classrooms with a variety of resources to enrich the Units.
Students are able to borrow books from the Library according to their Class/year level timetable. The Library is also open one lunchtime per week (2.00 – 2.30pm) for quiet reading, borrowing and drawing. Students are encouraged to be responsible for remembering their Library ‘Book Borrowing Day’ – it is vital that children bring their book back otherwise they cannot borrow a new book.
For book borrowing purposes, children are encouraged to have a protective Library bag labelled with both their first and surname. A Library bag protects the book, makes it easier for students to carry and ensures the Library book is kept separate from household books when not in use (making it easier to locate!)
The Uniform Shop sells Library bags, however you may use any protective bag (preferably the size of a pillow slip to accommodate our larger books).