Welcome to the Cottesloe Primary School library. Our library was renovated in 2015, with fantastic new shelving to help make reading and using the library much more enjoyable. It is a bright, well resourced, busy place, staffed from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and used on other days by students and staff for small group work, TV watching, research and meetings.
We have a fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, DVD’s and graphic novels available for students to borrow. All children across the school, from Kindy to Year 6 are able to borrow books for a week at a time. Children can change their books more frequently if they prefer. Kindy, Pre-Primary and Year 1 can borrow 1 book per week, Year 2-5 can borrow 2 books, and Year 6 can borrow 3 books. Please make sure your child has a sturdy library bag to protect their books. These are available from the Uniform Shop.
Thursday lunchtimes are noisy and busy, as children are able to come into the library to play board games, play Lego, read, draw, colour in, or just chat.
Book Week is celebrated each August with displays, visits to the Grove Library to hear author talks, and a dress up parade (find easy, low cost costume ideas here ). The theme for 2018 is ‘Find Your Treasure’, I can see a lot of pirates out there! There is a Donate a Book to the Library Sale held every 2 years, where books are purchased and donated back to the library, complete with donation sticker inside. It’s very exciting to explore the library and find the books that you and your family donated. 2017 saw 130 books donated at a value of $2200, a fantastic effort! Next ‘Donate a Book to the Library Sale’ will be held in August 2019.
Parents are always welcome to visit the library, just to have a look, to help shelve books or assist in covering new books. Volunteers are important in helping the library function smoothly, please pop in to see how you can help.