Welcome to the Kevin Kirby Library, Mosman Prep.
One of the main goals of our library is to support and engage the Mosman Prep community in a culture of reading that extends beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to see reading as central not only to the learning they are doing at school but as an integral habit that will ensure their understanding of the world and her inhabitants is an ever growing experience.
In the same way, our students learn research practices that support the idea that learning is a lifelong endeavour. Boys learn research is a process that is not necessarily linear and that it requires resilience and tenacity. Research projects are always linked to classroom practice and curriculum.
The library calendar includes a range of activities including author talks, The Premier’s Reading Challenge, ALIA’s National Simultaneous Storytime and Book Week activities. Outside of library lessons, boys are invited to visit at lunch times where books, drawing material, board games, card games, Lego, Duplo, chess and puzzles are available.
Library Lunch opening times
Junior Primary: Monday and Tuesday 12.45pm – 1.10pm
Senior Primary: Wednesday and Thursday 1.20pm – 1.40pm
Finally, the library aims to support the Mosman Prep community with a range of teaching, learning and recreational resources. These include physical and digital resources and include our subscription to World Book Online. Access to this resource as well as a list of helpful websites for parents and teachers regarding reading and technology can be found below:
World Book Online link
Use this huge, reliable resource for school projects. Information and ideas are well explained to school aged children.
Good reads: www.goodreads.com
Keep track of what you and your family are reading, what you’d like to read, find lists of recommended books and read thousands of book reviews.
Commonsense media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog
Read reviews and advice about games, apps, movies and books. An excellent resource to help decide how appropriate a particular entertainment choice might be.
Leonie Smith’s technology and web safety blog. Keep up with what is popular in children’s technology and how these tools can be helpful or harmful.
Contact us: The Teacher Librarian is Mrs Kirsty Andersen and the library assistant is Mrs Jane Nicholas. We can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com