Margaret Hendry School Library
Librarian: Bridgette Manley
The library is a hub of information for our students and staff where children are encouraged to explore their personal areas of interest. It is an inviting space designed with access and comfort in mind.
At Margaret Hendry the library collection supports the curriculum and empowers students to dive deeper into topics. It contains works of fiction that inspire the exploration of literature alongside non-fiction resources to feed their curiosity.
A love of reading equips readers for independent lifelong learning. Confident readers access reading for both leisure and learning.
To access the library catalogue, log on to Backpack here.
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES 📚
Great books to enjoy with the whole family! Reading and rereading PICTURE BOOKS helps them become familiar. Children can then have a go reading with adults and then on their own.
Beginning CHAPTER BOOKS are great for children who are less reliant on picture cues and who are ready for longer reading sessions or multiple sessions reading the same book.
Lots of children are showing interest in GRAPHIC NOVELS. Here are some great series for children to explore the different structure of graphic novels.
It is great for children to explore reading both FICTION and NON FICTON texts. Here are some simple INFORMATION TEXTS.
Even great readers need to be challenged! These books have challenging vocabulary, ideas or themes and are great to provoke and encourage discussion with your children.
All children from Preschool to Year 6 will participate in the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge. The challenge has now started and will conclude at the beginning of August. Learning coaches will provide students with a form (printed or digital) and support children in recording the titles of books they read either at home or at school. If you would like more information including reading tips follow the link. Click Here
Preschool to Year 2 Library
- Children will have weekly visits to the library for borrowing 1-2 books
- Children require a library bag (supplied from home) to borrow a book for home
- Children who forget their library bag will still have the opportunity to select a book for the learning neighbourhood (book stays at school)
- Children engage in activities that promote a love of literature and connection to storytelling
Year 3-6 Library
- Children will have weekly visits to the library but also have opportunities to visit the library and borrow during break times and learning times.
- A library pass can be given to children by learning coaches to access the library for learning purposes.
- Children can borrow 4-6 books and do not require a library bag for home borrowing.
- set up an additional family account for borrowing books.
- borrow before and after school 8:40-9am & 3-3:15
- borrow up to 20 books for a 2 week loan
Returning Books can happen at any time. There is a tub labelled RETURNS under the library counter.