The aim of our library is to empower every member of our school community to become lifelong learners who develop a lasting love of reading. Our library contains an extensive range of high quality, current and relevant print and non-print resources appropriate to the social, cultural, emotional and educational needs of our students. Centrally located within the school, students find there is always something to do, here. There are spaces to quietly sit and read a vast array of authors and genres, meet friends and play a game of chess and cards, perhaps practice the art of paper folding, draw pictures or design and build leggo masterpieces. Computers are always busy as students share the joy of playing their favourite games with friends. In our library students will always find a great place to stay and play.
Our library is open 5 days a week from 8.30am-2.30pm.
Borrowing and returning information
Students are encouraged to borrow 2 books at a time, this could be 2 fiction, 2 non-fiction or 1 of each.
Books may be exchanged as often as required during weekly borrowing sessions and breaks. All students require a waterproof bag to keep their books protected. Compensation will be sought for books lost or damaged beyond repair.
Library activities and extension programs
Sunshine Beach School students participate in a number of activities and programs throughout the year via our library.
Seniors and Juniors Readers Cup
Year 5 and 6 senior students work hard in the first term competing in a school based reading competition in the hope of selection to the school Readers Cup teams who represent our school in May against over 20 school from across the Sunshine Coast.
As part of our book week festivities, in term 3, students from years 2 to 4 are encouraged to be part of our school reading competition which mirrors the senior Readers Cup.