SDPS Library


Welcome to the SDPS Library

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.

Library Timetable


Colouring Club Logo

We are excited to announce that we have opened up our library with a Colouring Club, held each lunch time, assisted by our Year 6 student leaders.

All students from Years 1 - 6 are invited to come in and join in our colouring sessions.  The options are huge, we're not just talking a blank sheet of paper....

  • Dot-to-Dot
  • Colour by Number
  • Look and find
  • Word Search
  • Mazes
  • Sudoku
  • Bookmarks
  • Mindfulness Colouring


All options are available in multiple skill levels....we're talking Dot-to-Dot up to 1,000 for our more advanced dotter's, and mazes that will have even the cleverest teacher's stumped.

Come and join in on "Mazes and Maths Monday", "Word Search Wednesday" or "Free for all Friday" where you can colour together!

Colouring Club Examples

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.

CBCA Book Week 2024

Book Week

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.

The theme for 2024 is "Reading is magic".  You can view the CBCA announcement video here.

Book Week will be held 17 August - 23 August 2024.  We look forward to celebrating the event this year with our annual Book Week dress up parade! 



2024 National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime

This year's National Simultaneous Storytime will take place on Wednesday 22 May and 10am.  Classes will join together to listen to this year's story in classrooms, the Library and the Undercover Area.  This annual event is a great way to encourage a love of reading in schools around Australia, and promotes discussion among students of all ages having read the same story at exactly the same time.

The 2024 feature book is Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker.  This book is also shortlised for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award.  Classes prepare for this event by planning activities around the book, and it's always a very popular event.  Stay tuned for your child coming home with their own recount of Bowerbird Blues...until then, below is a summary of the story:

I am a collector. Always looking, finding ... and keeping! Bowerbird loves BLUE. Magnificent cobalt. Brilliant, vibrant blue! But something is missing. What could it be? This picture book from Aura Parker stars a beautiful bowerbird on the search for blue! It's a moving story of longing and connection, that unfolds as the bowerbird's search sends him soaring across the sea, sky and city. He swoops and snatches vibrant treasures for his collection, and soon his bower a mix of natural and unnatural objects attracts something greater and more fulfilling than he could ever have imagined.



Scholastic Book Club

Book Club

Scholastic Book Club operates through our school library (online/EFT orders only - no cash orders).  There are two campaigns per school term, which are communicated to parents via Connect notices with links to view the catalogue and order online.  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 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!


Displays and Themes

Each term sees our library host two different theme displays, in order to highlight some of favourite classics, as well as brand new books that we are introducing to the library.  Themes are designed around events, holidays and curriculum focus where suited.  Otherwise we simply like to highlight anything from classics to non-fiction, in order to expand our students' interest in reading!

Library Displays


Lunchtime Clubs

SDPS Students are welcomed into the Library for reading, clubs and activities.