Eaglehawk Primary School’s well-resourced library supports the teaching and learning of classroom programs and aims to foster students reading skills and love of books. Its friendly, relaxing environment encourages children to read, reflect, wonder, question and learn.

Weekly half hour classes are taken by the library teacher exploring all that books have to offer:

  • author studies
  • fiction (narrative) books
  • nonfiction (information) books
  • features and structures of different text types.

The Library is open to students at lunchtime on Tuesdays for browsing and borrowing, reading, drawing and quiet activities.

Students may borrow 2-4 books depending on the Grade Level. Students are encouraged to return books within a two-week period. If a child has one overdue book, they may borrow one additional book until the overdue book is returned, replaced or paid for.  Every class has a library tub for students to return books at any time or alternately books can be left at the office.

The school runs a Book Club for students and families through Scholastic Australia. Catalogues are sent home to parents once or twice a term. A percentage of all sales is returned to the school in the form of books and other resources for the library. Other activities the Library supports are:

  • Book week held in Term 3 of each year. It’s a time to celebrate reading, authors, literature and writing.
  • National Simultaneous Storytime. This yearly campaign aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.
  • Annual book fair
  • Author / illustrator visits
We always appreciate parent/carer help covering books, or helping run Book Club. If interested, please leave your name and number at the office.