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Our Library

The library is a popular place at Wait
ākiri School with an extensive book collection and lots of comfortable places to read. It is open for children to visit from 9:00 am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm each school day.

Our librarian is Mrs Lis Stevenson who works in the library each day. She has an extensive knowledge of our collection and loves to help match children up with great books.

Mrs Stevenson is well supported by a team of year 6 librarians who are rostered on to help return, issue and shelve books each day. They love to read to younger children too.lib02

Mrs Jacqui Malham and Mrs Sophie O’Rourke are the Literacy Leaders at Waitākiri School and have responsibility for the library. They love buying great books for our children to read and creating displays to highlight new books or to celebrate authors and events. You will usually find one or both of them in the library each lunchtime.

During the school day classes and groups of children visit the library either with their teacher or independently to browse and change their books. Each lunch hour children of all ages are welcome to read, browse and select books from 1:00 - 1:30pm.


lib03Accessing Our Library Catalogue

Children can access our library catalogue through our school website from school or home.

Children can search the library to see what books we have, reserve books and find information from library catalogues throughout the world. New books are displayed on the front page with websites and other book related links.

Each child’s username is their first name and the first letter of their surname (no capitals or spaces are needed)

e.g. fredf   There is no password.

Information for children using our library

  • Windsor and Burwood learning studios can have 2 books out at a time and have 2 weeks to read their books. Ōtākaro, Travis, Ruru and Korimako learning studios can have 5 books out at a time and have 4 weeks to read their books.
  • Children are asked to return their books on time. There are no fines for overdue books unless they have not been returned after 2 months. Then parents/caregivers will be charged for a replacement book. If you find a book within 6 months after you have paid for it you will be reimbursed the full cost.bags
  • All children must have a waterproof library bag/folder to carry books to and from home to prevent books getting damaged. Bags with the Waitākiri logo on them can be purchased at our school office for $4.50.
  • Children are responsible for the books they have issued in their name. If library books are damaged beyond repair or lost parents/caregivers are sent an account for the cost of replacing the book.

If you have any questions about the library please email

Mrs Lis Stevenson Librarian
Mrs Sophie O’Rourke Teacher in charge of Library
Mrs Jacqui Malham Teacher in charge of Library


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