The Sutherland Dianella library is packed full of interesting and exciting books for all ages. Our staff regularly update titles and series so that your children have access to the best possible range of literature.
Classes regularly provide displays of their work for our Library, so it is always filled with bright and colourful displays.
We are also home to the famous Milkshake the cow, who keeps our Librarian company in between classes!
** Scholastic Book Club
Book Club issue 4 brochures have been sent home with students this week.
The catalogue is also available to view online via our school website (link to insert is below).
Don't forget, you can place a gift order, so that your child/ren don’t see or receive the order. It will be delivered to the Library, and you will be contacted directly to collect your order.
Please note – final orders by Friday 9 June.
Each class has a set library time each week, where students borrow 1-2 books (depending on their year group).
Students are permitted to borrow books for up to two consecutive weeks, giving them enough time to enjoy novels and larger reference books.
We adhere to a strict no library bag = no borrowing policy, so we ask parents to take note of their class schedule and ensure that library books and bags come to school on your child’s library day.
Lost or damaged books
Our library operates on a tight budget, so if a book is lost or returned damaged, the school will invoice the student’s parent/guardian for the cost of replacement. Please note that replacement books must be purchased through our approved suppliers, and we do not accept replacement books purchased by individuals.
Students will not be allowed to borrow library books until invoices are settled.
Sutherland Dianella believes strongly in promoting literature and reading. As part of this, we participate in the annual The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week.
In 2017, Book Week will be Monday 18 August – Friday 25 August, and this year’s theme is Escape to Everywhere.
Details will follow closer to the date regarding our annual Book Week parade.
Literary incursions have been booked for Junior and Upper Primary to celebrate Book Week:
Upper Primary students will attend a talk by Author, Martin Chatterton on Wednesday 31 May.
Junior Primary students will attend a presentation entitled “Read You Can, Orang Utan” on Friday 25 August.
Details of both incursions will follow closer to their dates.
Scholastic Book Club operates through our school library. There are two campaigns per school term, and each child will bring home a brochure of available books. We rely heavily on our commission from the Book Club to furnish our Library with new books and books for student awards. Your ongoing support of the Scholastic Book Club is greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in purchasing items for a gift and would like to collect your order so that your child/ren do not see the items (birthdays, Christmas etc.) there is an option via LOOP Online ordering (details on all campaign brochures) to select GIFT ORDER. For cash orders, please simply write GIFT ORDER on the top of your order form. The Librarian will contact you when your order is ready for collection. This is a great option that many parents take up around the hectic festive season!
Each year we host a Scholastic Book Fair to give students and their families the opportunity to view the latest offerings from our Library. There are usually some excellent specials and package/series deals on offer, along with a large collection of stationery, posters and other small and affordable items not available via the Book Club. It is well worth taking the time to come through the Library and browse our “Pop up Shop”.
2017 Book Fair will commence 8am Monday 1 May and run for 2 weeks, with final viewing and sales by 9am Friday 12 May.
If you can’t make it in to the Book Fair, students also have the opportunity to create a “Wish List” of items, which you can view online via the Scholastic Australia website, and order any item/s that you would like to purchase from there.
Please note – students are not permitted in the Library during Book Fair without an adult.
News / Can you help?
We are currently seeking small – medium sized boxes (large shoe boxes or A4 paper boxes are ideal sizes). We are cataloguing our novel sets into tubs to make them easier for students to access and browse. If you have any spare boxes (cardboard or plastic), we’d love to take them off your hands! Feel free to drop them into the Library in the morning at school drop off.