Students spread their wings in the new IGS Bibliothèque

Students of all ages are being welcomed into the new IGS Bibliothèque, with books all shelved and borrowing under way.

Library staff have been giving students tours and an induction, including informing them of the opening hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 4pm on Fridays.

Bibliothèque Director Jenny Williams and colleague Lorelle Donohoe with a display of new books and IGS reading bears
Enjoying the Amphitheatre
A Primary class is inducted

Student comments so far include:

“This is the coolest place in the school!”

“It’s so beautiful!”

“I love the reading tunnel!”

“My favorite place is the pond.”

Borrowing began last week. In keeping with COVID-safe practices, books are sanitised and quarantined when returned.

“All the ‘old library’ books have been unpacked and are ready for loan, but there are lots of gaps in the collection,” said Bibliothèque Director Jenny Williams.

“Many of the most popular books, like Harry Potter, were discarded due to poor condition, so we’ll be ordering replacement copies of these, as well as lots of new titles.”

“The IGS Way” behaviour guidelines also apply to students using the Bibliothèque.

“Students need to mindful not to disturb other learners, and to behave in a safe, respectful and caring way.

“All Primary classes have now visited the Bibliothèque. Early Learning and High School students will be invited to visit and borrow next week.

“In Term 4, we will be establishing timetable of regular class visits and a wide reading program for High School students.”

High School students wishing to do homework, read quietly or study after school are welcome to use the Bibliothèque.

The Bibliothèque will also be open for Year 12 students to study, from 9am to 4pm during the second week of the term break.