8:15am – 4:30pm
The Library is a vibrant, inclusive and crucial part of the learning community at Taylors Lakes Secondary College. Our vision is to foster an ongoing love of reading, to provide an attractive space that it is safe, nurturing and welcoming and to promote a stimulating environment that is supportive of learning. Our busy library provides an extensive range of print and digital resources that supports the learning and teaching goals of our school and regularly hosts events and library related activities.
Our staff are dedicated to promoting digital literacy and to empowering students to become creative, curious and critical 21st century learners and thinkers. As well as being centrally located, our library is the heart of the school.
The Infiniti catalogue provides students and staff with the ability to search for books online as well as access to a curated collection of educational websites and Wheelers eBooks. Our extensive collection comprising fiction novels, non-fiction, quick reads and graphic novels is suitable for a range of reading levels and interests. The loan period is three weeks, although loans can be extended if required.
ClickView online enables teachers and students to access educational video content that has been created and aligned to the junior and senior curriculum as well as programs sourced from cable and free to air television. NewsBank is an online news database that provides a news archive as well as access to current editions of the Age and Herald-Sun.
The Library offers a variety of services such as such as laminating, binding, printing and computer use. We provide staff and students with a wide variety of multimedia equipment which include digital video and still cameras, tripods, microphones, adaptors and much more.
Our Library also provides a range of extracurricular activities including Homework Club for junior students every Wednesday after school and senior students every Thursday as well as a weekly Book Club. Established in 2010 by Ms Earl, Book Club seeks to share a mutual love of stories and the world of books, celebrating many enjoyable activities as well as meeting authors and storytellers on our regular visits to the Melbourne Writers Festival and the Reading Matters Conference at the State Library of Victoria.
We provide a fun and successful Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge programme every year where students are able to participate in competitions and attend a special ceremonial lunch to celebrate those students that have successfully completed the Challenge. We host a variety of author visits and special events over the course of the year including a Halloween celebration, Book week activities and Parent Teacher interviews.