The Mitcham Primary Library is a multi-use space, utilised by students all across the school. Students from Prep to Year 6 use our Library as part of a scheduled class one period per week. During these sessions, students are encouraged to borrow library books to take home to their families.
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination, increases literacy skills, and helps children discover who they are as well as the wider world around them.
Reading is an essential life skill. Libraries help students develop literacy skills. They encourage students to read for pleasure, expanding their horizons, building empathy, enabling them to see the world through others’ experiences and to find answers to the issues they may face as children and young adults.
- Australian Library and Information Association
Using our Library
All Mitcham Primary School students are invited to borrow books from our Library. Students from Prep to Year 6 use our Library as part of a scheduled class one period per week. The Library is also open for reading and borrowing during the first half of lunchtime on Monday and Friday.
In order to borrow, students are required to have a designated library book bag, and no outstanding overdue books. Mitcham Primary School students are provided with a library bag when they commence their schooling during our Prep Transition Program. Additional or replacement library bags can be purchased from our school office.
Students are limited in the number of books they may have on loan at any one time. Borrowing limits are as follows:
Prep: One Book
Grade 1/2: Two Books
Grade 3/4: Two Books
Grade 5/6: Three Books
Read book reviews by Mitcham Primary School students here.
Story Box Library
MPS families have access to Story Box Library, an online, educational resource, that is part of our aim to send a little bit of our school library home with you (login details required):