Welcome to our Library!
We are proud to be a part of Somerville Secondary College.
We are proud to be a part of the College’s Literacy and Numeracy initiative and to provide an environment conducive to reading and readers. The success of our Library is due to the breadth and scope of our collection. It is maintained to reflect student requests. It is their Library.
We have Picture books, Graphic novels, Manga, fiction, information, Real life stories, short stories, a massive range of series, popular authors, books that have been made into movies, books based on computer games, TV shows, classics and an entire spectrum of genres.
Our Library is a haven for students before school, at recess and lunch as well as after school. We play host to a number of tutoring sessions during the week. Parents and families are welcomed after school hours to enjoy our vast range of books. Young siblings from our neighbouring Primary schools are welcome to accompany parents on these visits. We invite all SSC families to pay us a visit after school is done for the day. Come and chat to our Library manager – you will soon see how committed the Library is to providing quality books and the right atmosphere!
When should you start introducing your children to reading, stories, books and literacy? Day 1.
By reading to your baby, infant, toddler and child you will pass on so much more than an interesting story. With humour, voice intonation,, quality time together and a whole host of other concepts you are setting them up to have a bright and enquiring mind. With so many adolescents today falling into the routine drudge of TV, DVDs, Xbox and social media, they have lost their will to imagine. It is so much easier to be spoon-fed than to pick up a book and make your mind do the entertaining. Young people who are introduced to reading have more of an advantage and a better attitude to study than those not exposed to literature at an early age. Like using a muscle for the first time, exercise burns at first before strengthening. Among our graduating successes are those who have strong ‘reading’ muscles!