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    Laurie St, Laurieton
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
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    High St, Wauchope
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    22 Landsborough St, SWRs
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    Cnr Ocean Ave & Marine Pde, Stuarts Point
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Library Events - in photos...


School Holiday Activities:

During the Easter, July and October school holidays there are activities for you to join in.  The schedule is available approximately three weeks prior to the holidays. 

There is something for everyone....create a portrait, dance with your toddler, bounce your baby, nurture your young scientist, zentangle, learn the art of paper folding, find a quiet HSC study space and join in the Family Fun Days at Wauchope and Laurieton!

During the Summer Holidays we enncourage you to keep reading with the Summer Reading Challenge. Click Here to Learn More!


Premier's Reading Challenge:


The Premier's Reading Challenge runs every year from February to September. The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9, in government, independent, Catholic and home schools.

The Challenge aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and to enable students to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Premier's Reading Challenge is an initiative of the NSW State government with principal support from the Dymocks Literacy Foundation and OPSM and media partner, The Sun-Herald.

How do I find the PRC books in the library?

Not all books listed on the Premier's Reading Challenge list will be in the library.  The library books from the K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 groups have been catalogued so if you type in for example, 'premier's reading challenge K-2' in the catalogue as an 'anyword' search, they will be listed.  You can reserve these from home.

Most of the  K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 books in our collection have a sticker on them.  The list does change from year to year.  We are very happy to help you find the nominated books.  Even better, reserve them from home and we can do all the looking!  Remember that there is no charge for a Junior Borrower to reserve a book.



Inside a Dog:

Attention older primary students!  Are you looking for book lists? Try 'Inside a dog'

The site is all about books by young people and for young people.  You can find:

  • Great reads
  • Share your reviews of books
  • Create or join a book club to talk about your reading
  • Read author's thoughts about writing and reading on the Residence blog
  • Discuss book news and hot topics on their blog or forums

Are you interested in online activities using numbers, patterns, space and geometry?  What about sites using words, poetry and reading ideas?

Try the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Week website


What series of books can you recommend?

The Library keeps copies of the the wonderful magazine, 'Magpies'. It has reviews and information on new books plus articles on authors, different genres in children's literature and keeps us up to date on what is being published in Australia and New Zealand.  

A list of 'Series for Readers in Primary School'  was published. This will give you an idea of characters, setting, target audience and narrative frame for each of the popular series.


 Terrific Resources for Primary Drug Education Studies

Drug Education is taught in primary and secondary schools throughout NSW as part of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPD) programs from Kindergarten to Year 10.  Information on the NSW State Library's website and in the local library can assist students with their research.

Students, particularly those in Stage 3 (ie Years 5 & 6) often need to look for information about smoking or drinking alcohol. The Quick Guide to Drugs and Alcohol is good for students as well as the free pamphlets from NSW Health which are in your library but are also available to download from the NSW Library website.

Do you like POETRY....try these websites...just for fun!

Want to listen to poetry out loud?  Try this!


Poets perform their own works on this BBC website.