Hambledon Public School

Learning for Life

Telephone02 9837 3200



Our library

Our school library is the resource centre for students, teachers and the parent community. It is open for students during recess and lunch times, and for community borrowing before and after school.

We have a collection of over 15,000 resources which are managed and accessed by the OLIVER library system. We also have 32 computers in our Guided Inquiry Research area.

The library staff are supported by a wonderful team of student library monitors who have been trained in using Oliver and caring for our library.

Parents who wish to borrow from the library need to register by completing a Parent Borrowing Form.

2023 Premier's Reading Challenge

The Challenge runs from 27 Febtuary 2023 to 18th August 2023. Ongoing reading is encouraged, therefore books read from 19 August 2023 can count towards the 2024 Challenge.

All books read are entered online, although to remember which books you have read you can download a form Personal Reading Log.  For more information, visit The Premier's Reading Challenge website.

Author and illustrator visits

Each year we invite authors/illustrators/entertainers to visit our school. In 2023 we will welcome Mark Greenwood.

2023 Children's Book Week

The 2023 Book Week theme is 'Read Grow Inspire'.

In the lead up to Book Week, all chidlren will partcipate in activities that encourage them to:

  • enjoy reading and writing about a variety of books
  • share favourite books with others
  • become aware of a variety of new titles that they might enjoy reading
  • create scenes or character depictions using various media
  • observe, communicate and reflect on literature and children's work
  • are introduced to authors, illustrators and entertainers and the role they play in making literature come to life. 

2023 Scholastic Book Fair

As part of our commitment to promote reading, our Scholastic Book Fair is held during Education Week each year. Children in all grades are offered the chance to purchase many great titles for their personal enjoyment.

The Book Fair is a great fundraiser for our school library, with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the purchase of new books to enrich your children's education. Parents are also offered the opportunity to donate a book to the library, either in their child's name or in their family's name.

More books means more choice, which means kids get to read the books they want to read. The right book can ignite a passion for reading, so we encourage families to work together to create a reading culture at home.