18 June 2018

Junior School Resource Centre

Happy Reading

Continuing on from my theme in last fortnight's Thistle about the overarching benefits of recreational reading, for the first time the Scotch Library Service will be opening up holiday borrowing for the Summer holiday period. The proviso is that all overdue items are returned (yes bribery is alive and well!) Boys will be given opportunity for holiday borrowing in their last library session this term or alternatively the library is open from 7.45 am- 4.00pm each day. Parents can bring their boys in at any time to select resources together.

For parents, the Senior School library (best access point Australind Street) has a fabulous selection of adult reads. As part of the Scotch Community, parents are able to borrow from this collection. The Senior School library is open from 7.30am - 7.00pm Monday-Thursday and 7.30am - 4.00pm Friday.

For those who are travelling or like to read books in ebook format or listen to audiobooks (great to keep the boys entertained on long car or airplane trips), the College has a fabulous collection of ebooks from the service provider Overdrive. These can be accessed 24/7 from any of the library home pages available at home.scotch.wa.edu.au and downloaded onto a variety of devices. Once downloaded, you do not need an internet collection. The full list of compatible devices is available on the Overdrive site under Help/Getting Started with Overdrive. There are also short video tutorials to help you get started. Parents, please just be mindful that you will need to select the books with your son, as you will be required to login with your Scotch User ID and as such the entire Collection will be shown not just the those available for your sons age range. If they are using their login they will only be able to access the K-5 (Junior School) collection. As this is a shared resource with PLC the collection also includes numerous great adult reads for Mums and Dads! If you would like further help with ebooks please email library@scotch.wa.edu.au or come in for a visit and we can assist in getting you started.

From all of members of the Scotch Library Service we wish your family Christmas blessings, a relaxing summer break and we look forward to servicing your son's informational and recreational reading needs in 2016.

Mrs Kathryn Salt

Junior School Teacher-Librarian