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Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.25pm
closed for morning tea 10.30am - 11am & first half of lunch 12.30pm - 12.55pm
Students and parents are encouraged to access the Fairholme Junior Library on the College Intranet ».
Before and after school, parents enjoy using the library’s facilities and resources with their children. Parents are encouraged to borrow books to share with their children, as well as information resources from the Parents’ Collection.
The dynamic Fairholme Junior Library contains a multiplicity of spaces which not only helps to create an energising learning community, but it also stimulates inspiration and creative thinking. The purpose built library incorporates real and virtual environments including a storytelling area with an interactive-white board, a research area adjacent to the information books, an e-learning zone with computers for students to access a range of digital resources and learning programs, and spaces for individuals and small groups to enjoy reading, playing and learning.
Extensive & Diverse Collections:
Fairholme Junior Library has an extensive collection containing over 11,000 books available for loan. Resources are arranged in the following collections: Picture Books for Early Childhood (Kindy); Picture Books (Prep to Year 4); Picture Books for Older Readers (Years 5 & 6); Chapter Books for Early Readers; Fiction; Non-Fiction & Information Books; Magazines and the Parents’ Collection. Reading during the holidays is encouraged with students expected to borrow extra books between Terms 1, 2, & 3.
A love of literature and the enjoyment of reading is encouraged both in weekly library lessons and when girls visit the library as individuals or in small groups. Within a supportive environment, the girls learn vital information literacy skills necessary to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use information from a diverse range of print, non-print and digital resources.
To develop students’ literacy skills, girls in Years 4-6 participate in ‘Accelerated Reader’. This program is integrated into the classroom literacy curriculum and the homework program, to enable students to improve their reading ability.
Also read about the Greta Statham Library & Learning Centre (TLC) for the Middle & Senior Schools.
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