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The secondary campus library at Kawana Waters State College is a fun, accessible learning space for students of all year levels. The library is open daily for access to physical and online resources, as well as classroom spaces for lessons and study students. Within the library is also the ICT centre, with access to up-to-date technology and technology support. The library is managed by Mrs Sharon Schofield, teacher librarian for 2017 and Mrs Cathie Stephens, library assistant. Mr Russell Lidgard, HOD of 21st Century Learning, Mr Josh Tunstall and Mrs Kathy Mitchell are also based in the library for IT support.
 
The secondary campus library aims to encourage all students to develop an enjoyment for reading. It also promotes the life-long learning skill of independent learning through research and information literacy. For further information on current events being held by the library, study and research tips and assistance, and to view the online library catalogue containing both physical and online resources, please click on the link 'Secondary library online’. 
 
 
 

Library News - 2017          

 
It’s been a busy and exciting term 1 in the library at KWSC. 
 
Year 7 and 8 students completed the library treasure hunt, exploring the space and borrowing books. So lovely to see excited faces, as students found a favourite author or book series they didn’t expect, and couldn’t wait to open the front cover and start reading.
 
In February students read and wrote poems as part of our Valentine’s Day friendship board and currently students are trying to work out which teacher belongs to which bookshelf as part of our “match the selfie to the shelfie” competition. Great to see students talking books and reading preferences with their teachers.
 
In 2016, the library purchased over $5000 worth of popular and award-winning books for students to read in their English classes to support the college’s reading and literacy agenda for 2017. These books are now in classrooms, on bookshelves and being read by our students.
 
In 2016 we also revitalised our collection of eBooks, and received fantastic feedback from staff and students for adding 1,200 eBooks to our collection.
 
Due to the high interest in dystopian themed novels like The Hunger Games, the library now has a collection of new and classic dystopian and science fiction novels, which are on display for students to explore. (Paolo Bacigalupi’s Wind Up Girl, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
 
And for those “reluctant readers” who are continually re-reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, we now have a collection of novels with more mature, complex themes that are appropriate for these students’ reading skills.  (A list of these books are available in the library.)
 
Remember to check out our amazing collection of eBooks over the holidays by accessing the link in the Facilities/Library pull down menu on the KWSC school website.    Click on eBooks icon on the right hand side of the page. Passwords were sent to school emails on 7/03/17
 
Happy Reading!
 
The Library Team at KWSC