About the Library

What’s On

Every month, our library adds new titles to our collection. Keep an eye on the displays in the library to see what’s new in Picture Books, Fiction and Non-Fiction. Check them out here. 

National Simultaneous Story time 2021 was a blast. For more on this event, space and stories see here.

Teacher Tales are quick interviews with teachers about their favourite books.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a library? Find out more in ‘Life of a Librarian’.

Take a Library Tour, check out some Rad Resources, listen to Author Talks and Read Aloud Stories by our Librarians and more on YouTube.

History

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.

Curriculum

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 Premiers’ 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

  • Provide resources that support and enhance the school curriculum for varied interests, abilities and year levels.
  • Provide study space that is conducive to learning.
  • Promote a love of reading and motivate students in their reading experiences.
  • Provide resources for students with additional needs and reading and learning challenges.
  • Respect for individual religious and cultural differences.

Library resources and facilities

Our Library has an extensive collection of Picture Books, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Graphic Novels. 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.

Library classes

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 Friday. 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.

What do you enjoy about the library? I’d love to hear your suggestions.  

Happy reading, Yvette.

Hi, I’m Yvette and I’m happy to be part of the MPPS Community as the Library Technician. I have experience as an Early Childhood Teacher and a Library Officer and I enjoy combining these two interests in this role. I’m in the library on Wednesdays and Thursdays to support students and teachers with finding and borrowing resources, promoting literacy and a love of reading and helping to foster a welcoming environment. Contact me at Yvette.Holdsworth@education.vic.gov.au