“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents” Emilie Buchwald
Library Opening Hours
The Library is open Monday to Friday, and is open to students:
- before school on Monday, Tuesday and Friday
- during second break on Monday to Friday
Students in Years K-3 are required to bring a library bag for borrowing.
You can check out the Library’s online catalogue by clicking here.
Audiobooks and eBooks
Access FREE audiobooks and eBooks for your children (and yourself!) through an app called BorrowBox. It’s free, but you need to be a member of the local library network (you can join at any branch; also free). Local branches are at Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy and West St, Umina.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
All students at St John’s are encouraged to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Parental permission is required to enter the PRC because there is important privacy information to consider.
All students entering the Premier’s Reading Challenge will receive a PRC certificate and will appear in the PRC Honour roll. The Honour roll is printed in the Sun Herald newspaper. The certificate shows the student’s name and school. Only the student’s name will appear in the Honour Roll with no other identifying factors. Participating schools appear as a separate list.
Parents can email permission, or return a completed information/permission slip. For full details including rules, book lists, privacy information and how to complete the reading record, please go to the Premier’s Reading Challenge website. To find out your child’s username and password, please email the PRC Coordinator.
More Reading Challenges!
We have a range of school-based reading challenges to promote a reading culture at school and at home.
Children’s Book Week
Children’s Book Week is celebrated right around Australia in August every year. We will be celebrating Book Week as a school community so please check newsletters in Term 3 for any special events. Our Book Week visitor this year will be indigenous author, Gregg Driese ..
Overdue Policy/Lost books
Overdue notices are sent home at the end of each term. If a book is lost we ask that the replacement cost is sent to the Library. The main objective is to have students borrowing again as quickly as possible, so please do contact the Library if there is any problem.