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The Centenary Library

Senior School

The Centenary Library is a thriving resource and service for the Senior School students, offering study spaces for individuals and small groups, expert library professionals and a wealth of resources in  physical and digital formats.

While nurturing and developmentally tailored to boys in Years 7 to 12, The Centenary Library is intentionally designed to facilitate students’ transition from school to university.

The library curriculum includes a junior years (7, 8, and 9) literacy course, the information literacy schedule and programmes supporting reading for leisure negotiated with heads of faculty and teachers. Additionally, the extended daily operations of the library provide a home for students to engage in their learning or reading for leisure in a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment.

Key features of The Centenary Library include:

  • Award winning spaces for student groupwork, individual study and classroom teaching
  • Themed book and art displays to inspire a love of literature and learning
  • Leisure and extension opportunities and collaborative learning through games collection (cards, board games), book club, challenges and competitions and author visits
  • World language collections of fiction books in Mandarin, French, Japanese and Spanish
  • Celebrations of key events such as History Week and the Readers Cup
  • EBSCO Discovery Service (web search) providing a tangible link between the school library and university library resources
  • Large physical collection of books and resources, which are reviewed expanded each year to ensure currency and value, in line with academic needs and contemporary trends in young adult reading.

JB Adams Library

Prep School

The JB Adams Library is a flexible, resource-rich learning space, which hosts a variety of exciting learning experiences throughout the year for boys in Reception to Year 6.

Classroom teachers work collaboratively with teacher librarians within this space to enhance curriculum delivery and to support student learning experiences. 

Throughout the year the JB Adams Library provides students with the opportunity to participate in a range of inspirational and entertaining events including author visits, National Simultaneous Storytime, Book Week, literature and writing festivals, Premier’s Reading Challenge and Indigenous Literacy Foundation events.

Churchie students can log in to the JB Adams Library to:

  • search the library catalogue
  • access assignment help guides
  • search a variety of databases
  • borrow fiction eBooks.

Reading and information fluency

Our libraries provide an essential service to students across two key areas that are essential to learning: reading and information fluency.

Reading is essential to learning, and reading for leisure is highly beneficial for younger students particularly in setting them up for future academic success. Targeted and engaging reading programmes run through the libraries at Churchie foster a love or reading and an appreciation for a wide range of literature. By encouraging reading for pleasure as well as developing critical reading skills, we aim to help our students experience success both here at Churchie and into the future.

Students today enjoy ready access to unprecedented amounts of information. The boon of easy and unfettered access to information is tempered by the challenges of navigating this vast, diverse and sometimes-hazardous landscape. Information fluency is a core requirement of twenty-first-century learners and, hence, the core business of Churchie’s library programmes. The resources and services we offer are designed to help students become critical, ethical and independent locators, selectors and users of information.

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