Victory School Library


Kia ora,

My name is Jacinta and I'm the librarian at Victory Primary. It's a busy, fun and vibrant space where children can read, play board, floor and card games, access computers to use, and relax in a safe environment. Our resources support the school curriculum, reflect our bi-cultural heritage, the interests of the children and our diverse community.

Organised lunchtime activities include crafts - papercraft and colouring and on Fridays or wet days - audio books are available to watch. I keep an updated blog about new books we have in, displays or special events so keep an eye out! Below is some information you may like to know about our library.

Term opening times:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 3pm
Librarian available for Tuesday to Friday 9.00am – 2:00pm

Borrowing limits:
Years 1 and 2 may borrow 1 book at a time.
Year 3 and 4 may borrow 2 books.
Year 5 and 6 may borrow 3 books.

Loan period:
The loan period is two weeks. Books can be renewed.

Overdues:
There is no charge for overdue items but there is a charge for lost or badly damaged books. Books that are overdue for longer than 8 weeks are deemed lost and will be charged at the replacement cost.

Reserves:
Books can only be reserved if they are on issue to another borrower.

New books:
New books are on display in the library and there is a ‘New Items’ search feature in the Library Opac.

Donations:
The library accepts donations of suitable books.

Book care:
The library staff repair damaged books – please return any book that requires mending to the circulation desk. We encourage borrowers to use a book bag.

Community outreach:
We encourage parents, caregivers, local preschool and kindergartens to visit the library. We have weekly visits from Y-Kids, Victory Kindergarten, Health Kids and Nelson South Kindergarten.

Books for parents:
We have a small collection of books for parents covering topics such as parenting skills, health and safety, and how to help your child learn. These books are available for issue to parents on a temporary borrowing card.

Requests for purchase:
Teachers, students, parents and whānau may make requests for purchase of items. Requested items that meet criteria for selection will be considered for purchase.

National Library:
The school acknowledges the use of National Library Services for Schools guidelines and templates when setting library policies.

Contact the library:
Email: jacintabeullens@victory.school.nz