Library

The school library is the focal point of information and literature in the school.

Thomas Mitchell Primary School Resource Centre (LRC) is the focal point of information and literature in the school and plays a vital role in supporting the curriculum. Our library has an extensive collection of resources for students and teachers, including picture books, fiction, non-fiction and teacher resources.  A computerised web based system (Oliver) allows the catalogue to be searched from anywhere within the school.

All students have a 50 minute library session each week.  Children have the opportuity to choose and explore reading material for their personal leisure or to support their classroom learning.

The LRC aims to encourage and inspire our students to develop a love of reading and to engage in life long learning.  Our library promotes a reading culture and a positive attitude to reading.  The LRC, for example, encourages all students to participate in the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge and the whole school actively participates in Children's Book Week.  New material is constantly added and updated.

The LRC is open before school (8.45am-9.00am), after school (3.30pm-3.45pm) and the first half of lunchtime every day.  This allows students to exchange their books or to read outside their scheduled class time.  Parents/grandparents are encouraged to come along before or after school too.