Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 girls enjoyed a most interesting and engaging excursion to REALM Library on Monday 18 July. It was a marvellous opportunity for the girls to explore this fabulous resource in our community and so close to Tintern.
The Library staff conducted three different sessions including a tour where we were able to enter the off limits area in the book returns/sorting room. It was fascinating for the girls to see the conveyor belt which scanned each book and decided which bin to send the book to – reserves, other branches, re-shelving etc. The parents who attended were pretty impressed to see this too! Other activities included listening to a Graeme Base Picture story, learning about the travelling literary Dromkeen exhibition and engaging in some new educational apps using the Library iPads.
We do hope that the girls are inspired to re-visit this beautiful new centre with their families as it has so much to offer. If you have not had a chance to visit with your family, we do encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful Library space.
by Mary Whitcher, Prep-Year 2 Co-ordinator