New Library at St Brendan’s

St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School in Lake Munmorah has recently opened its new library.

The new facility, which is part of their new learning centre constructed in 2020, is a multi-purpose space designed for many learning and wellbeing activities.

“It’s a really large area, and it’s a great space for the younger students to enjoy and learn, both with technology and books,” said St Brendan’s Assistant Principal, Jacqueline Fletcher.

In the space, students can enjoy reading their favourite book, or playing a board game and enjoying a quiet space.

“Our beautiful new library space is finally furnished, stocked and ready for business,” said St Brendans’ Librarian, Karen Devlin.

“Most of the 26,000 copies we own have been housed back in the library and it’s wonderful to see some of our favourite books back on the shelves,” said Devlin.

The old library, located in another building, was converted into a kindergarten learning space.

While the new library was being constructed, it was temporarily located in a demountable.

“Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlisted books are purchased each year, as well as new and popular titles, and this enables us to have a fresh, current, and exciting collection at St Brendans,” said Devlin.

“It is really great to have the library up and running, and I know our librarian is really loving the space,” said Fletcher.

Harry Mulholland