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Library / Resource Centre

The Norman Park State School Library is located at the Hipwood Street side of the school site and incorporates a 28 workstation Computer lab, Conference Room, Media Room, Staff Workroom, Teacher Resource Room, a class teaching area, additional small group areas for students, as well as a flexible design floor space for the library collection.

 

Administration

A Teacher Librarian provides a range of valuable services to our students and staff.

 

Borrowing Times and Lessons

Each class has a specific time for borrowing.  Timetables for Curriculum Support operate throughout the year.  The Library’s flexible layout enables a number of classes to access the library at the same time.
Parents and children are very welcome to visit, read, browse and borrow from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 to 8.45 am and from 3.00 to 3.20 pm.  Borrowing is only permitted when staff are available at the counter.

Borrowing Rules  

Books may be borrowed as regularly as children want to with the following flexible limits.
Year Level book limit:
·         Prep – 1 book initially
·         Years 1 and 2 - 2 books
·         Years 3 to 6 – 4 books
All books are limited to a two week borrowing time, but may be renewed to extend their loan.

Playbreak Activities

The Library is open for the upper school students in both their playbreaks; Prep to Year Two may use the library during their second playbreak.  The Library is not open for playbreaks on Fridays.
With the help of the Library Captains, students may borrow and browse during their breaks. 
The computer lab is available for the Year 3-6 students but preference is given to those students working on curriculum related tasks. Other use of the computers during this time is restricted and monitored by the teacher in charge.
There are a number of games and activities available to the students to do, including Chess, Dominoes, drawing and construction equipment.
Makerspace Mondays operates during first break for the Years 3-6.  The students are offered a different activity each Monday, based on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) philosophy. They are encouraged to work independently or in small groups to discover, make and create.

Other 

Our students and parents are encouraged to contact library staff regarding overdue, lost or damaged books.