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Welcome to our library web page and to our beautiful new library which was completed just in time to allow us to open from the beginning of the 2011 school year.

Our library has a fabulous open and flexible space with interactive projector for class and library learning activities, and a separate computer room with its own interactive projector.

Our range of puzzles and games (and of course great books) makes the library a popular place to hang-out during lunch breaks.

Borrowing books

Students are able to borrow 3 books from the library at a time – a fiction book to read at home, a ‘bubble-along’ book (to keep in their desk for independent reading or viewing) and a ‘world book’ to go home (usually a non-fiction book about an area of interest- to read with someone else or independently). Please feel free to drop in for a chat if you have any concerns about your children’s reading and borrowing habits. (Best times to visit are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

Reading at Bucasia

At Bucasia we know the importance of reading. We encourage reading 'To With and By 'students as their reading skills move towards independence in reading .

At Bucasia we reward excellent reading behaviour by handing out reading tickets which are drawn to win prizes on our weekly parade, and by rewarding those students who read at home regularly with STAR reading certificates.

 Library Catalogue

Our Bucasia State School Library catalogue is now available 24 hours a day through the following link:

 http://bucasiass.cmeweb.libcode.com.au/index.php?mode=normal#_0 

This link also provides access to a range of online resources including ebooks, book trailers and fun videos in the ‘Library News’ section. 

Some of our library events:

 

·         Special story reading and activity sessions run by our fantastic year 5 and 6 monitors.
·         CBCA Book Week is celebrated through a range of literacy based activities around shortlisted books.
·         In 2014 several student stories were published through the Library with a ‘Book Launch’ held as part of our Book Week celebrations.
·         Author visit to the school.  Phil Kettle, author of over 160 books visited our school once again this year.  He held fun sessions with both our lower and upper school students.
·         ICAS tests in a range of subjects are run annually for interested students.
·         Book Club – Scholastic Book Club catalogues go home regularly and we hold and annual Book Fair.  All commissions earned go to building our library collection.

 

Parents and parent helpers

Parents are always welcome to drop in for a visit, to browse or to borrow for their students. We also welcome any volunteers for shelving, shelf tidying or book covering.

If you are able to help out even just occasionally, we would love to see you.