Annandale State School has a modern well-equipped library catering for reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as a range of audio-visual and computer resources.
Children are encouraged to borrow books from the school library but are responsible for returning them in good condition. Each child should be provided with a school library bag which can be purchased from the tuckshop or alternatively students may use a plastic Slimpick folder to assist with protection of books from moisture damage.
Children may borrow books for two weeks.
- Prep students - One junior fiction book (Term 1). One Fiction and Non fiction book in Term 2 onwards.
- Years 1 to 2 - One fiction and one non-fiction book.
- Years 3 to 6 - Two fiction and one non-fiction book may be borrowed.
Each class will have a 15 minute borrowing time each week so that students can select and exchange books. As well as this the library is open at 2nd lunch break and before and after school for students to borrow. Parents are welcome to come to the library before or after school to assist students with book selection.
As with home readers, parents will be asked to reimburse the school for the cost of a book if it is lost or damaged while borrowed. If a book is lost or damaged, please contact the library staff on (07) 4729 5186 or via a note, so that a bill can be prepared.
The library also has a bank of computers that students can access before school and during lunch breaks for the following activities -
- Searching the library catalogue.
- Working on school tasks that do not involve internet use.
- Completing Lexile tests.
- Playing educational games stored on the school server.
The Library has its own website hosted by "Softlink" that provides students with access to the Library catalogue. As it is internet based it can be accessed from home as well as school. Students can search for books or topics they are interested in to see if the items are in the Library collection or currently on loan.
The homepage also has links to Digital books that can be downloaded on devices at home. Information about competitions and events in the Library can also be found on the homepage. The website can be accessed by clicking here.
Students in year 3, 4 and 5 access Literacy Pro as part of the school reading program. It is designed to support the development and enhancement of student's reading comprehension strategies.
The annual licence cost of $10/student for children in Year 3, 4 and 5 is paid by the school. This site can be accessed from the Library homepage or by clicking here.
If you have any questions or issues in regard to the Library please contact the friendly staff by calling 47295186 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org .