Putney Public School

Excellence Through Endeavour

Telephone02 9807 6255 02 9807 6466

Emailputney-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our library

Our library is the information hub of the school where students, teachers and parents can access resources through a variety of formats including print, online and multimedia resources. Our library collection is continually updated and assessed to ensure the collection is current and relevant for the needs of our school. We also have a growing number of diverse books to support our students including bilingual books, multicultural and First Nations texts.

Library Lessons

Each class will have a timetabled library lesson each week where they will borrow, focus on a variety of library skills, information literacy skills and reading for enjoyment. 

KB has their library day on MONDAY.
3S, 6G, KF & 5E have their library day on TUESDAY.
3/4F, 4H & 3V have their library day on WEDNESDAY.
6F, 1A, 5H & KC have their library day on THURSDAY.
1/2M, 2S, 4C, 1R, 2P &2T have their library day on FRIDAY.

Opening Times
Students may return books in the morning before school and during school hours by placing their books through the returns chute just inside the front door. The library is open Monday-Thursday at second half lunch for students to enjoy independent or collaborative activities including reading, puzzles, drawing, chess and a variety of board games.

Premier's Reading Challenge

All students are encouraged to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge which runs from March 1st - August 20th. K-2 students must read 30 books and 3-6 students must read 20 books in their challenge level. Remember that any 3 PRC series books will count towards your challenge and you are allowed 5 personal choice books! Students are able to log their books on their record via the PRC student experience website.

Wheeler's ePlatform

Our school has access to hundreds of fantastic books which can be accessed through Wheeler's ePlatform. This platform can be accessed through a browser or you may download the ePlatform app to any device. Students can login using their school username and password and may borrow ebooks to read and enjoy.

 

Students are able to search books by their Premier's Reading Challenge level or add filters to search by books suitable for their age range. If a book is currently borrowed and unavailable, students are able to reserve that book and will be notified when it is available. Students may borrow up to 2 ebooks at the same time!

Putney Public School students are able to access World Book Online. This resource includes an online encyclopedia, games, puzzles, maps and timelines. Students can use this resource for personal interest or research tasks. World Book Online has many extra features, including a 'read-to' function and the ability to translate texts into other languages.

Borrowing
Students are currently able to reserve 3 books using ORBIT which will be placed in the reservations tubs for students to pick up on their library day. The videos below show a guide of how to log in to the OLIVER library platform from the student portal and how to reserve a book. 

Year Level Borrowing Limits
Kindergarten: 2 books 
Year 1 & 2: 3 books
Year 3 & 4: 4 books
Year 5 & 6: 5 books

2021 Library Achievements