As you will be aware, we have really invested much time and money into refurbishing our school library and stocking shelves – it is now a place where we can proudly enjoy reading and sharing the beautifully refurbished space together.
The problem we have at the moment is the number of books that are arriving back from homes – torn, scribbled over, water damaged, with broken spines or lost.
While we educate children here at school about how to care for their library book, parents need to do the same.
Please ensure that library books are treated carefully and stored in the library bag when not being read; stored out of the reach of little ones; not read when food or drink is close by and that they are returned by THE DUE DATE.
Teaching our children about respecting our own property and the property of others is an important life skill – the more we work together the better! Please spend some time reflecting upon the routines you have in your home around caring for St Emilie’s library books (and all books in fact!) and ensure that you are doing your part in making sure our books are cared for.
Please note that damaged or lost books will incur a fine, which we will expect to be honoured.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support. The more we care for our library and our library books the more we will all benefit!
Regards from Tania and the Library Staff