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Tirkandi (library)

At Lockleys North Primary school we believe that all learners can and will be successful. Our vision is to develop a community of empowered learners who strive for success. Our values shape our vision, beliefs and way of being. Respect, Care and Concern, Honesty and Pursuit of Excellence guide every part of our culture, relationships, and teaching and learning.

Our library has a large range of engaging fiction, non-fiction, and picture story books. The library also showcases a new series every week, so students can be exposed to new authors and genres they might not usually read. 

Borrowing Times

All classes have a timetabled weekly library lesson in the library, as the students are encouraged to borrow books weekly. During this time students can search for books on the library computer or browse through the library collection. Students may use the library lessons to not only borrow, but also to enjoy quiet reading time. 

Opening Times

Our library is open for students and their families on:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday before school – 8:30am – 8:50am 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays before school –  8:30am – 8:50am and after school – 3:10pm – 3:30pm

Senior students are also able to come in at lunch times on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to use the library to complete any work. 

Library Monitors

Each term a group of senior students become library monitors. This is a great opportunity for senior students to develop their learner qualities and give back to the school community. 

Loan Limits

Every year level has its own borrowing limits:

  • Reception students can borrow 4 books
  • Years 1, 2, 3, 4 can borrow 8 books
  • Years 5 and 6 can borrow 10 books
  • Parents can borrow up to 10 books

Borrowing Duration

Borrowed books can be kept for a maximum of 2 weeks. All that is required for borrowing is a library bag (for Reception and Year 1/2) and no overdue books. Students are encouraged to manage their own library bags and to borrow weekly.

Overdue, Lost or Damaged Books

The school library policy for overdue, lost or badly damaged books is as followed: 

  • For a library book that has been overdue/lost or damaged for 2 weeks or more, there is a fee of $15. However, in the case of a lost book if the book is found or returned you will be reimbursed the full amount. 
  • Students will be unable to borrow until the book(s) are returned or the payment is made. The money goes towards replacing that book so all students here at LNPS can enjoy it. 

Community Engagement

LNPS library community engagement includes our Premiers Reading Challenge, Scholastic Book Club and Scholastics Book Fair that are run yearly to encourage our students to explore the world of books. 

The Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) is a challenge given to all school in Australia where students get a form sent home that requires the student to read a certain number of books. The students must read 12 PRC listed books and 8 other books of their choosing. They hand it back to the library once completed and win a certificate or medal that gets higher every year they complete the challenge. 

The Scholastic Book Club has two catalogues that go home to families every term and families can purchase books from the catalogue online. The orders get delivered to the school for collection. Each order gives back to the school through a rewards system that allows the library to then purchase new books.

Our Scholastics Book Fair is held once a year where the library gets turned into a bookstore, and for one week every family can come through and buy books, stationery, posters and more!