Jesmond Public School

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Welcome to the library!

Library Lessons in Term 2

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 are connecting their learning to History lessons. We have been looking at personal and family histories by exploring book themes of family trees, family traditions and personal biographies.

Stage 2 and Stage 3 are learning all about research and note taking skills. We have been learning how to scan a text for key words and how to judge the reliability of a website. We will use these skills to help us when completing inquiry tasks for a range of topics.

Library Borrowing Days

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 have library borrowing on Tuesdays. 5/6R and K-6O have borrowing on Wednesdays. 5/6B and Stage 2 have borrowing on Thursdays.

Please remember to bring your library bags on your borrowing day.

Library bags are available to buy from our Uniform Shop.

Premier's Reading Challenge

The challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is open to all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9. Teachers will record books read for Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2. Students in Years 3-6 will need to record the books they read themselves. If assistance is required, please see Mrs Beatty or Mrs Uhrig

You can also find support on the PRC website:


Good luck and enjoy your reading.

2023 PRC Dates

PRC opens: Monday 27th February 2023

PRC closes: Friday 18th August 2023

Scholastic Book Club and Fair

There will be opportunities to order from book club twice a term and in Term 3 there will also be a scholastic book fair.


Book Club provides families with a curated selection of great quality, affordable books. Book club allows regular access to books for the home via your school to build good reading habits. A way to contribute back to your school - 15% of every purchase on Book Club goes back to your school in Scholastic Rewards to buy valuable educational resources that benefit your child.

To order your books using LOOP please follow the link provided.

LOOP ordering and payment platform.

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