Welcome Back to Term 2 in the Craigburn Library!

Emily and I were thrilled to chat to students about the fantastic books they enjoyed over the holidays.

A friendly reminder to return any overdue books. If your child has returned a book but it is still appearing as overdue please ask them to talk to Emily or Krysten and we will help them look for it on our library shelves. Alternatively you are welcome to pop into the library or send us an email if you have any questions.


  • Craigburn Library is open from 8:30am – 3:30 pm Monday to Friday.
  • Our Reception  students can borrow up to 4 books at a time
  • Years 1-6 can borrow up to 6 books at a time.
  • Emily, Krysten & Julianne are part of the Craigburn library team
  • Every month we receive a selection of brilliant new books for our students to enjoy. These are placed on our ‘New Book’ display and can be ‘Reserved’ by your child so they have the opportunity to be one of the first to borrow these interesting books.

National Simultaneous Story time:

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage young children to read and enjoy books as well as teach them the value of literacy. This year our JP students will be joining in the event on Wednesday May 22nd. The picture book Bowerbird Blues, written and illustrated by Aura Parker stars a beautiful bowerbird who loves to collect all things blue! It’s a moving story of longing and connection, that unfolds as the bowerbird’s search sends him soaring across the sea, sky and city. He swoops and snatches vibrant treasures for his collection, and soon his bower a mix of natural and unnatural objects attracts something greater and more fulfilling than he could ever have imagined. National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is  celebrating its 24th successful year and we have no doubt that the reading of Aura Parker’s Bowerbird Blues will continue to build this wonderful campaign.

We are so lucky that our very talented Librarian Emily and student Emily Smith have created a fantastic Bowerbird Blues display as part of our celebrations!


WE NEED YOUR HELP to create an awesome display that reflects the collections of our school community. We want to know what your child/family enjoys collecting – it could be footy cards, rocks, shells, feathers, dolls, Pokemon, bottles…. the possibilities are endless. E-mail us a photo of the collection with your child’s name and class attached and we will add it to our NSS display board!  dl.1226.library@schools.sa.edu.au


Meeting SA’s Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Notables

On Friday 3/5 Emily and Emma Bower attended a fantastic evening at Unley Town Hall where they got to hear from, meet and even sing with some of the talented authors  and illustrators for this years CBCA Book of the Year notables! Emily got to chat with the author of Uncle XBox, Jared Thomas. Students in C16, C17 & B13 will be reading Uncle XBox this year!


Scholastic Book Club Issue #3

Student’s should be bringing home a copy of the new Scholastic Book Club brochure packed full of great book bargains. Don’t miss out on adding to your home library or grabbing a special gift for a birthday celebration. Don’t forget you can order via the LOOP app. Orders close on Friday 17th May. Happy Browsing!

Finally, Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums, Grandmothers, Aunts and Carers in our Craigburn Community. We all appreciate you!
Happy Reading,
Krysten, Emily & Julianne