The school has some planned changes for the library which will see the splitting of the fiction collection into picture books, junior and senior novels. The split will also see a change in the way that picture books and non fiction books are presented. New shelving has been purchased that will see picture books being presented in new bucket like shelves where books will be facing forward and the covers visible to students. The intention of this is to make these books more accessible to young students who currently find it hard to find the books with their spines facing out. Additionally, the non fiction collection will be reviewed with some out of date material removed and newer material purchased. These book will similarly stored in forward facing flip type bucket shelving. Short readers and collections will be put into rotatable shelves and fiction book will be shelved in a separate collection. We hope that these changes will freshen our already excellent library and make it even better for kids to find books that they would like to read and enjoy.
In addition to changes to the book collections, the school in purchasing a set or 20 Chromebooks which will be based in the library to be used for research and project work. These computers will also be accessible to classes to use at various times. The area in the base of the library will be changed to a maker space for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics initiatives to be introduced next year.
All of this work will take some time and consequently the library will close for borrowing for the remainder of this school year. This week students will this week return books.
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