Library News | Junior School

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new students and their families, and a welcome back to all returning students. It’s been lovely seeing the Junior School Library filled with students who are excited for the beginning of the year, and keen to be back in the Library space. 

For those who are new to Trinity, the Junior School Library is open from 8am each morning, during the second half of lunch each day and after school on Tuesdays to Fridays from 3:15-3:30pm for boys waiting for the bus or a co-curricular; and until 3:50pm for those boys who would like to spend more time in the Library. Students may use this time to read, borrow and return books, as well as play with our selection of games. Boys in Infants do require an older sibling to attend the Library with them in the afternoon, while boys in Years 3-6 are welcome to come alone but and can be collected by a Middle or Senior School brother in the Library or by a parent in the carpark. A Library staff member will walk these boys up to the carpark at 3:50pm and they must be collected before 4pm. Any boys not collected by 4pm will be taken to OOSH.

Library staff have spent the holidays revitalising the Library space and adding hundreds of new books to the collection, ensuring they were ready for borrowing on the first day of term. We are flexible in allowing boys who still have books at home to continue borrowing during this first week of term, but we would appreciate assistance from parents in finding and returning any rogue Library books that might have gone walkabout over the break. If you would like a list of the books your son currently has on loan, please feel free to email Mrs Weber at cweber@trinity.nsw.edu.au .

If you have any questions about the Library please feel free to contact us at by email at jslibrary@trinity.nsw.edu.au or by calling 9581 6121 during school hours.

Staff profiles

Name: Caitlin Weber     

Title: Library Services Specialist

Favourite quote about books/libraries: “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” Maya Angelou

Last book you read: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K. Rowling – I received the most beautiful edition of this book for Christmas with illustrations and maps and one of my favourite things to do is re-read old favourites.

What book would you would recommend to your primary aged self: I’ve always been a big lover of Fantasy novels so I would recommend the Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend

What are you looking forward to in 2021: I’m looking forward to lots of fun in the Library with our students, with plenty of great conversations about good books. But most of all I’m excited to have my baby in June so that I can dress him up for Book Week!

Name: Deb Case

Title: Library Services Specialist

Favourite quote about books/libraries: “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the Library” Albert Einstein

Last book you read: ‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’ by Pip Williams

What book would you would recommend to your primary aged self: We have a book in the Library called ‘Timelines of World History’. It’s full of interesting facts and provides a great overview of the different phases of history, famous people, and what was happening simultaneously in different parts of the world. 

What are you looking forward to in 2021: I’m looking forward to those great moments in our Library when I see the boys reading to one another. Sometimes it will be a boy quietly reading aloud to his friend as they share a book. At other times, hilariously, it’s a small knot of boys all reading different books and all talking at once about what’s in their book.

Name: Nikki Bowden

Title: Teaching and Learning Librarian

Favourite quote: “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” Paul Sweeney

Last book you read: The Little Wave by Pip Harry; I was interested to see which class this book would be most suitable for. I think it will be good for Year 5. I am also half way through the Young Adult book This is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield. Both these books won best books in their categories for the Children’s Book Council of the Year 2020.

What book would you recommend to your Primary aged self? I would have enjoyed The Little Wave when I was in Primary School. The idea of a country class coming to Manly for a beach visit is a great idea!

What are you looking forward to in 2021? I am really looking forward to working with the boys and their teachers as we learn new ideas and concepts caught up in their units of inquiry.


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