CVC Library Update
Once again, our Library is a very busy and vibrant space this year! Step inside the CVC Library and you enter a thriving hub within the College filled with students, energy, fun, colour, creativity, and endless sources of information. Open before school (7.30am), after school (M & F 3.30pm; T, W & Th 4pm) and during Recess and Lunch breaks five days a week, students are flooding into this welcoming and safe space.
Students might be browsing, borrowing or reading books, either the Library’s hard copy books or downloading and reading ebooks on their devices or on the Library’s computers. Those who enjoy gaming (of which there are many), have their own room in the Library to play their own games or use the games the Library supplies such as cards, uno, jenga, checkers, chess, dominoes, draughts or backgammon.
For those students with an artistic flair, there are many colouring in books to choose from, including coloured pencils and textas as well as puzzle books. There is always a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle on the go; four have been completed so far this year. Many students use the space to do their homework or to research and work on a set assignment using the Library resources or computers. They also have access to the photocopier to print out their work. Upper school students also use the space to study for tests and exams.
There are two Library Officers and one Teacher Librarian who are always available to assist students with either printing, finding information or a particular book, having login problems, or something good to borrow and read.
Our “Hooked on Books” Club meet three to four times per term of which there are approximately 20-30 bookworm students including the English Head of Department Ms Purdue and the Teacher Librarian, Miss Nybo. Many genres and themes are discussed, the latest being the 2018 Shortlisted CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) books.
Recently promoted, was Book Week, whereby students were able to participate in activities relating to the CBCA books as well as browsing the display. WAYRBA (West Australian Young Reader’s Book Award) has been running all term and many students have been reading and voting on these books. They also have an opportunity to nominate books they have enjoyed reading; hopefully they will be placed on next year’s list.
Miss Nybo - Teacher Librarian