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.
Each class has a set library time each week.
Students are permitted to borrow most 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.
Details will follow closer to the date regarding our annual Book Week parade.
Scholastic Book Club operates through our school library (online/EFT orders only - no cash orders). 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 our 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. 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!
What’s new in the Library?
We're very excited to open the doors of the library for our annual Scholastic Book Fair!
Parents and carers are invited to come to the library before or after school during the Book Fair to browse a fantastic selection of books, stationery, posters, gift box sets and craft kits. The fair is strictly open for 30 minutes before and after school only.
It's the perfect opportunity to grab some Christmas and school holidays gifts and activities (without having to tackle the crowded shopping centres!). In return for your support of our Book Fair, we earn many valuable resources for our library.
Please note - students must be accompanied by an adult.
EFTPOS and cash sales will be available in the library during the fair.
A sample catalogue is available to view here.
So mark it down in your calendars....
Monday 23 November - Thursday 26 November
8:10am - 8:40am
3pm - 3:30pm (2:35pm - 3pm on early close Wednesday)