Library / ICT Lab
At Langwarrin Park Primary, all students attend a weekly borrowing session with their classroom teacher and a session in the ICT Lab.
Each student has a personalised barcode browser/borrowing card and may borrow from our extensive collection of Picture story, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Lexile levelled books. In addition, we offer a modern collection of student magazines to enjoy.
This vibrant space aims to inspire student reading and support classroom learning through regularly changing displays that reflect learning topics, personal interests, current events and the seasons. We aim to appeal to a wide variety of learning styles by providing displays rich in written words, pictures and interesting objects.
We appoint Year 6 Library Monitors, encourage students to add to our wish list and display student work in order to promote a sense of responsibility and of belonging.
We operate a state of the art library management system that allows staff and students to search our catalogue using intricate key words. Every student may access an individual student page to display their borrowing history, write a book review and reserve books. Take a look at our catalogue library.langwarrinparkps.vic.edu.au.
Each year all students are offered participation in the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. This program is supported by labelled shelves and books and promoted regularly at our Assemblies.
In support of our Wellbeing program, we operate lunchtime activities that provide an alternative area in the school to interact with peers. We currently offer colouring-in, computers, Lego, Chess and knitting.
We promote Scholastic Book Club and offer 8 issues annually, which provides an opportunity for families to purchase books for home. Every issue offers books from $2. Payment can be made to the school in Cash or via the online Scholastic LOOP cashless ordering system. We hold two Book Fairs a year which are pop-up bookstores. Every sale from Book Club and Fairs earn valuable reward points redeemed in the form of new books and resources. The cycle of student motivation to read continues when they discover these new materials on our shelves.
Each year in Term 3 we celebrate National Book Week with an all school book character dress up Parade and Book Fair. This is a highlight in our school community and a real spectacle of colour, movement and celebration for literacy.
We welcome volunteers in our Library with a current Working with Children Check and this is another great way to be involved in our school community.