Chatswood Public School

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Welcome to the library

Your library has lots of wonderful stories for you to get lost in!

All learning PODS visit the library each week where students receive a structured library lesson and also have the opportunity to borrow books. 

The focus of the structured library lesson is on English Textual Concepts. 

To borrow books, it is important you have a library bag with your name on it. Students in K-2 will not be able to borrow without a water-resistant library bag to protect books from accidental damage in school bags. These can be purchased from the uniform shop.


Each stage is able to borrow the following number of books each week:

  • Kindergarten: 2 books (only 1 book in semester 1)
  • Stage 1: 3 books
  • Stage 2: 4 books
  • Stage 3: 5 books. 

Our Stage 3 students also have access to a special Stage 3 only “Young Adult” collection. This section features books with more mature content and examples include The Hunger Games, School for Good & Evil Series by Soman Chainani, Tales of Apollo & The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, and some manga such as Dragon Ball. These books are easily identifiable by the bright yellow dots on the spine of the book.


Bilingual books

We also have a growing collection of bilingual books and books in other languages. These languages include Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Japanese, Hindi, and Vietnamese.


Premier's Reading Challenge

Students participate in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge each year. K-2 students complete the challenge at school and receive a certificate in Term 4. Students in 3-6 are encouraged to complete the challenge and record the books themselves. After completing the challenge for 4 years and 7 years, they can receive a special Gold and Platinum certificate. 

Book Week & Author Visit

Throughout the year, students experience visits from Australian authors and illustrators to promote Book Week and Education Week in Term 3. They also have the chance to purchase or donate books to the library during our Book Fair (usually in Term 3).

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club is run by parent volunteers and allows families to purchase books for home, while the school library receives rewards to spend on books for the library. Be sure to read the school newsletter to find out when Book Club catalogues are sent home.

Our library resources

Great collection of multi-modal Australian literature read by authors and famous Australians.

Large collection of age-appropriate ebooks & audiobooks for students to borrow.

Incredible selection of high quality nonfiction ebook