Library

Our Library at Mitcham Primary School is a place where children are the focus.

·         Well-stocked with picture books, junior novels, novels, non-fiction and a variety of reference books

·         An environment where children enjoy reading especially in our Cosy Corner

·         Children learn skills to help them make the best use of  the Library such as understanding that picture books have one letter, novels have three letters and non-fiction uses the Dewey Decimal System.

·         Coloured charts with non-fiction topics to help students find non-fiction books.

·         Children have input into the books we buy by adding to the “Books I would like to have in the Library” list.

·         New books are available each week for the students to browse and borrow

·         In 2009, we welcomed Christopher Milne into the school and many students enjoy reading his “Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls.”

·         For Book Week in 2009, we invited librarians from the Blackburn, Nunawading and Whitehorse City Libraries to come and do some storytelling.  Our Prep classes and some other junior grades had fun interacting with the stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Websites:

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/prc/

Whitehorse Libraries: http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Library-Services--.html

 

 

 

Christopher Milne – www.christophermilne.com.au

Kids Book Zone - http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/bookzone/Zonecube/home2.htm