Library

The Infant Library offers a safe, enjoyable and educational environment for children, while providing resources to support and enhance classroom learning experiences. Children visit the Infant Library with their classes and are welcome to borrow from the vast collection of resources. Parents are also encouraged to visit with their children and borrow books.

The Infant Library promotes reading literacy through its carefully selected collection of picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books. Children are encouraged to read often, broadly, and according to their interests. The role of the traditional book is emphasised but balanced with opportunities to explore e-books, audiobooks, and online learning applications. Children have access to technology such as iPads and Google Chrome Books.

Children are nurtured to foster a love of literature through weekly story times, regular visiting authors, illustrators and book character themed days. Children are supported on their journey to become information literate global citizens through the level appropriate teaching of library research skills by a specialised Teacher Librarian and supported by qualified library officers.

The Infant Library includes the Tanglin PTA sponsored maker space, the “Creation Station” which provides opportunities for children to develop crucial STEAM skills through exploring, building, creating, and tinkering.

VISITING AUTHORS

The TTS Foundation and the Tanglin PTA support visits from authors, illustrators, and inspirational speakers. Most recently they have sponsored:

  • Pamela Butchart – author (UK)
  • Matthew Gollub – author (US)
  • Evelyn Bookless – author (UK)
  • Cassandra Wye – storyteller, (UK)
  • Jan Latta – photographer/author (Australia)
  • James Mayhew – author/illustrator, (UK)
  • Antonija Gros – author/illustrator, (Australia)