Library and McKie Resource Centre

Jane Viner, Head of Library

Jane Viner, Head of Library


McKie Resource Centre ~ ‘Library Lounge Room’

The ‘Library Lounge Room’ is open daily for students and staff to enjoy. Junior School parents are invited to come in with their child to read or choose a book before or after school.

Borrowing and Returning

Students and staff from ELC to VCE are provided with a comprehensive curriculum-related collection of print, online and audio visual resources. There is an extensive collection of novels and picture books for all year levels. A small print collection on parenting and child development is available for loan to parents.

All students are welcome to borrow resources but it is their responsibility to ensure they are returned or renewed to enable others to share the resources. Holiday borrowing is available throughout the school year and Christmas holiday borrowing is for Prep to Year 11.

Non-returned, lost or damaged resources are billed to school accounts on a term basis.

Years 7 – 12 students receive an email reminder. ELC and Prep – Year 6 students receive a message via their class teacher. Junior School parents receive an email for overdue items prior to billing.

Please contact one of the library team members with any queries or email?

  • Prep and Year 1 students enjoy a story read by Year 12 students for the ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime

Activities and Visiting the Library

Planned activities are also offered for Junior School (JS) and Senior School (SS) students.

Monday Junior School Read, Play Chess 12.50 – 1.30pm Junior Library
Tuesday Junior School French Storytime
Prep – Year 2
Students meet on the Green – Junior Library
Friday Year 5 & 6 Book Club 1.30 – 2.15pm 1.30-2.15pm Junior Library
Friday Drama Stories Students meet on the Green – Junior Library

ELC and Junior classes visit the Junior Library weekly with their teachers to enjoy literature and borrow.

Years 3 – 6 Junior School students can also visit at lunchtime. A wide selection of print and online resources supports the Curriculum, as well as a comprehensive collection of novels for recreational reading. Students in English classes from Years 7 – 10 enjoy a fortnightly-wide reading session with their teacher.

Digital Literacy

Information and digital literacy skills are taught co-operatively with the subject teacher to enhance student learning outcomes and lifelong learning. Resources are selected and purchased to support the Australian Curriculum and the collection is managed and developed on a regular basis to ensure currency.

Students are able to suggest a new title via the ‘suggestion book’ and these are purchased and added to the library collection.

Kilvington Reads

Kilvington Reads is a 7 day festival organised by the library to encourage a love of reading in the school community.

Author and illustrator workshops were organised to inspire and enthuse students and staff. Junior School students welcomed – Heath McKenzie, Sue De Gennaro, Alan Brough and Jane Godwin. – While Year 10 A/B English welcomed Bernard Caleo, a graphic novelist.

Students participated in a Book Mark competition and Junior School students dressed as their favourite book character. Literary quotes chosen by staff and the Book Club students were an inspirational literary thought for the day. Students from both the Junior and Senior Book Clubs organised a literary quiz for all the staff and enjoyed a celebratory morning tea at recess.

The ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime was also incorporated into Kilvington Reads this year.The Senior School Leaders read an interactive story activity with the ELC groups. The book chosen by ALIA (Australian Library Information Association) was “The cow tripped over the moon” by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood. ELC students had fun with a colouring activity with the leaders.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

An appreciation and love of reading is encouraged by the staff, and is further reflected in displays and the development of the collection. Premier’s Reading Challenge is offered for Prep to Year 6 students and the library staff are available to assist with book selection.

Opening Times

Monday – Thursday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm


Mrs Jane Viner, Mr Jordan Adams and Ms Vanessa Walker provide a caring, student and staff friendly well-resourced library environment for reading, research, relaxation, games and individual study.

What Do Our Students Think of the Library Lounge Room?

Congratulations to Jane Viner, Teacher Librarian of the Year 2017

We are so proud of our Head of Library Resources, Jane Viner, who was awarded the national 2017 Teacher Librarian of the year Award.

ALIA Great School Libraries Honour List 2015

In 2015, The McKie Library  was listed in the Honours List for Great School Libraries by FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources).

Joining 213 other schools across Australia, this is a wonderful achievement and validation of the leadership and hard work of our dedicated Library team.

For more information, please visit the FAIR website.