The Beryl Day Library at Loquat Valley School aims to foster the development of life-long learning skills and a love of reading in our students by providing for independent leisure reading and instruction about and access to information.
The library collection is fully automated with wireless access to the internet available for students to do their research. Books and magazines are also available for use. The library collection houses some 17489 resource items.
The library includes a mezzanine where both small group and whole classes may work and a pleasant outdoor balcony. The mezzanine is set up as a classroom and offers technology facilities in the form of computers wirelessly connected to the Internet and the school intranet, and a data projector with DVD and video connections.
The Library is open every lunch time and is staffed by a teacher libarian and library monitors. Children may borrow books, read quietly, play board games, use the computers, or use the time for drawing or writing.
All classes visit the library each week for storytelling and borrowing. The teacher librarian works with class teachers to guide the children with their information literacy studies to enable them to become effective users of information. The teacher librarian also organises activities as literature enrichment and access to extension and challenge research materials. The special activities include: Book Club; Book Fairs, Author and Illustrator visits, and literature related excursions.