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Tingalpa State School Library

The Tingalpa State School library is the hub of the school. Every class visits the library at least once a week for library lessons and borrowing. During lunch times, a number of fun, interactive activities are provided for students to come and enjoy.

Reading Buddies Program

The reading buddies program has been designed to encourage children to read books or have books read to them. Older students visit the library at lunch times and read to younger students, or students come and read a book to themselves. Once children have read 50 books, they receive a prize on parade presented by Tingal (our school mascot).

Lunch Time Activities

The library is a buzz during lunch times. We have students working on slide shows, art displays, making beaded bookmarks, colouring in, researching, working on school projects and rehersing items for the talent quest. Thank you to the  great little band of regular helpers at lunch time who keep the library neat and tidy and manage the reading buddies program with such skill. It is inspiring to see the students taking pride in the library and using it so well.

Author Visits

Every year we organise one of our favourite authors to visit the school and talk to all students. This is a wonderful experience and gives the students a chance to ask burning questions about books, writing and inspirations with real life authors!

Premiers Reading Challenge

Every year, students from Tingalpa participate in the Premiers Reading Challenge. Students are issued with a special bookmark, reading log and once completed, receive a certificate signed by the premier. This challenge aligns beautifully with the students reading goals and our number one priority at Tingalpa State School: Reading.

Top Tips for Enjoying the Library

  • Check the newsletter for upcoming special events eg author visits, bookmark making
  • Check your child’s borrowing day. He/she may need help remembering class borrowing days, especially at the beginning of the year.
  • Encourage your child to borrow different kinds of books both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Please see any of the library staff if you would like advice on a particular style/type of book that may interest your child.
  • Share the books with your child. Current research suggests that parents should read to their children until they are at least 10.
  • Enjoy!