The Norman Park State School Library is located at the
Hipwood Street side of the school site.
It incorporates a 28 station Computer Lab, Conference Room, Media Room,
Staff Workroom, Teacher Resource Room, a class teaching area with an
Interactive Whiteboard, a number of smaller learning areas for groups of
children, as well as a flexible floor space for the library collection. This flexible layout enables a number of
classes to access the library at any one time.
A Teacher Librarian provides a range of valuable services to
our students and staff. In addition to
maintaining the Library Collection, the Librarian works with teachers across
all year levels in teaching key curriculum areas.
The Library is open from Monday to Thursday and each class
has a specific time for borrowing.
Outside of class times, students may also borrow during their breaks.
Parents and children are very welcome to visit, read, browse
and borrow before and after school, however borrowing is only permitted when
staff are available at the counter.
Monday – Thursday
Monday – Thursday
Borrowing times and lessons
Students are encouraged to regularly borrow from the Library with each year level having a loan limit.
1 and 2
3 to 6
Students in Prep to Year 2 require a library bag to borrow
to encourage responsible borrowing.
Books may be borrowed for two weeks. Should a longer time be required, students
may extend their loan be renewing their books at the Circulation desk. Overdue notices are issued to students who
fail to return their books on time.
Should a book be lost or damaged, parents will be invoiced for $10 to
assist in replacing the book. Parents
and students are encouraged to contact the library staff regarding any overdue,
lost or damaged books.
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 closed for playbreaks on
the help of the Library Captains, students may borrow and browse during their
Computer Lab is available for the Year 3-6 students during their breaks, 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.
are a number of games and activities available to the students whilst in the library, including
Chess, Dominoes, and drawing and construction equipment.
Monday operates during first break for the Years 3-6. Students are offered an activity
based on the STEM philosophy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. They are encouraged to work independently or in small groups to
discover, make and create.
The Library hosts many events throughout the year to foster Literacy and the love of reading. These include the Premier's Reading Challenge, Readers' Cup, author visits, National Simultaneous Storytime, Book Fair, Book Week activities including a book character dressup parade, the Indigenous Bookswap and visiting performances.
The Library can be contacted through the school office on 07 3900 5888.
Alternatively you may email the Teacher Librarian, Brenda Lincez on firstname.lastname@example.org.