Bimbadeen Heights Primary School is extremely proud of its library and is committed to providing a welcoming and inviting environment in a spacious setting. It is fully computerised and houses an extensive range of quality modern reading materials.
Students attend weekly library lessons which stimulate a love of reading, research skills in a meaningful context and understanding of library systems. Children are actively encouraged to borrow books to take home for their own personal reading and enjoyment as well as class reading and research material.
During Education Week the Library holds an annual Book Fair where parents and students alike are able to browse and select books for personal purchase. The school also participates regularly in the Scholastic Book Club.
The school encourages all children to participate in the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge which is an annual six month event designed to promote quality Australian literature and reading as a pleasurable pastime. More details about this program can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/prc/. Our Library’s books, which are included in this program’s suggested reading lists, are clearly marked with ‘VPRC’ stickers to assist the children in book selection for this program.
As part of our Student Welfare program the library is also open at lunchtimes twice a week. During these times the children can browse, borrow, read, draw, play quiet games (such as Lego, Magnetix, board games, dolls house, soft toys, etc.) and participate in regular colouring competitions (usually organised by the students themselves). Many students love these sessions and it is wonderful to see the new and ongoing friendships that are developed during these times.