MPPS Library was opened in 1978. Our Library is a welcoming learning space that encourages children to read, question and interact. It is both a learning and resource centre for the entire school community and also supports the teaching and learning needs of the classroom.
The library is an integral part of the school’s commitment to fostering a love and appreciation of books, learning and reading. With this in mind, every year our school participates in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Children who complete the Challenge receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier.
Another way in which we celebrate and promote literature and literacy in our school includes classroom literature activities such as focusing on the CBCA (Children’s book Council of Australia) shortlisted books and a whole school Book Week Dress up parade.
The Library aims to
- Provides resources that support and enhance the school curriculum for varied interests, abilities and year levels.
- Provide study space that is conducive to learning.
- Promote love of reading and motivate students in their reading experiences.
- Provide resources for students with special needs and reading and learning difficulties.
- Respect for individual religious and cultural differences.
Library resources and facilities
Our Library has an extensive collection of picture, fiction, nonfiction, large print books, graphic novels, CDS and DVDS. Printing, photocopying and computer facilities are also available. Our collection is constantly growing and changing in order to keep it relevant and up-to-date.
All classes attend the Library each week with their teacher. Students listen and talk about the stories, have quiet reading time and browse and borrow from our extensive collection.
Lunchtime activities in the Library
The Library is open during lunchtime on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Fridays. It’s a fun and vibrant place to be. We have colouring pages, quizzes, word searches, games and of course students can sit and read. On Thursdays students attend the Library for Chess club. It’s very popular and lots of fun.