Condell Park Public School

Dream and Believe, Learn and Achieve

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The library supports the school’s educational program by providing access to a range of instructional and recreational materials.

Our collection is ever expanding and we have over 30,000 teacher and student resources, including access to over 2,000 eBooks, as well as books written in Arabic and Vietnamese.

In the library we provide a welcoming learning environment, encourage a love of reading and enable students to experience quality literature. We focus on learning and teaching in the digital age, striving to develop connected learners who are able to use and create information. We promote learning for all students by teaching information literacy skills and providing access to a range of educational resources.

Opening hours

The library is open on Thursdays for borrowing. K-2 classes have a weekly borrowing session. 3-6 classes come to borrow every fortnight. It is also open during lunchtimes on Mondays (K-2) and Thursdays (3-6) for Boardies.


  • We encourage students to protect library books and to borrow books using a library bag, however, we permit students to borrow books using plastic bags.
  • Loans may be renewed if required.
  • There are no fines for overdue books. Students are responsible for the books that they borrow. If a book is lost or damaged beyond repair, it must be paid for.
  • Kindergarten - Year 2 students may borrow 2 books (junior fiction or non fiction) for a 2 week period.
  • Students in Year 2 may like to try reading more challenging books from the senior fiction section. As most of these books are more difficult to read, or take longer to read, they may be borrowed for a 3 week period.
  • Students in Years 3-6 may borrow 3 books (junior fiction, senior fiction or non fiction). Junior fiction books may be borrowed for a 2 week period. Senior fiction and non fiction books may be borrowed for a 3 week period.


The Library is divided into 7 main sections:

·       Junior Fiction

·       Fiction

·       Non-Fiction

·       Boxed Books

·       Community Language Books

·       New Books

·       Teacher Resources

Library Monitors

We run a library monitor program for students in Year 6. Students spend part of their lunchtimes assisting in the library. The students are able to self-nominate or be nominated by their classroom teacher. If selected, students get a library monitor badge. This program has seen students develop a sense of belonging and responsibility, as well as a sense of accomplishment.

Some of the roles and responsibilities undertaken by library monitors include:

·       Shelving

·       Tidying and ordering shelves

·       Putting stickers on boxed books

·       Helping younger students locate resources

·       Helping with setting up and packing up of Boardies

·       Helping put up library displays

·       Cutting resources for library displays

·       Laminating

·       Sharpening pencils


Special Visitors

We often have special guests visit our library to promote reading and to help instil a love of reading to our students. Some of the special guests we have had in the past have been Barry O’Farrell (ex NSW premier) and Mark Ferguson (news presenter). We also have had many authors and illustrators visit such as Aaron Blabey, Libby Gleeson, Matt Stanton, Jules Faber, David Legge, Oliver Phommavanh and many more.


Book Week

Our library is at the heart of Book Week celebrations every year. During this time students are encouraged to participate in various activities to promote reading such as Book Fairs, dress ups, colourful displays, activities, competitions and character parades.


ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS)

Our library takes part in the NSS. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian writer, is read simultaneously in libraries, childcare centres and many other places across the country. Taking part helps us promote the value of reading and literacy, and it helps introduce our students to new authors and illusrators.