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.

 School Learning

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!

 

                                            

  

 

 

Thinking two-three steps ahead

Our College boasts a Chess player among our Staff who once represented Australia – she frequently plays several games at once – walking around the room as she surveys and analyses the boards in various stages of play. We don’t think she can be beaten.This staff member is one of the reasons that Chess as a recreational activity is becoming more popular at lunch in our Library.

Chess strategies run parallel to that of battle plans and a very exciting way to spend a lunch time!

School Learning

   

New Additions To Our Library:
  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines
  • Finding Gobi

    Finding Gobi

    Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide… In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert.
  • Turtles all the way down

    Turtles all the way down

    #1 bestselling author John Green returns with his first new novel since The Fault in Our Stars! Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

    To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.

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