We’re here to help. Read our COVID-19 Updates

Welcome to the Penrith Anglican College Primary Library!

Two dynamic spaces.

We are delighted to provide two exciting spaces for students to explore reading and enjoy Library classes.

L Centre Library

Our L Centre Library provides a wonderful range of picture books, book kits, chapter books and information books to support our young adventurers as they embark on their lifelong learning journey.

D Centre Library

Our D Centre Library provides an awesome range of stories in every genre from latest releases to classics with lots inbetween. This library is a space for our extraordinary Year 3 and 4 students to guide them through the next stage of their expedition through the world of books. It contains a great range of non-fiction to cater to the students’ growing curiosity in the world around them as well as graphic novels and picture books for older readers.

Both libraries are open at lunchtime on different days for students to read and play games, borrow books and share quiet activities.

Library classes are held every two weeks focusing on developing a love of reading and gaining skills required to search for accurate answers to research questions.

Access our library catalogue OLIVER below to browse the collection.

Penrith Anglican College Library also provides our borrowers access to e-books and databases such as World Book Online,as well as Story Box Library for our younger readers.

Book Reviews

Rangers Apprentice

by John Flanagan ★★★★★ Rangers Apprentice is a thrilling book series that leaves the reader hooked and wanting to know more constantly. Characters with uncanny aim with a bow and treacherous heights. In a world like but unlike ours in many ways. reviewed by Elliott (Year 6)

Journeys to the other side of the world: further adventures of a young naturalist

by David Attenborough ★★★★★ Journeys to the other side of the world contain David Attenborough’s three first-ever adventures as a young naturalist with his friend and cameraman Charles Lagus. It is great and I recommend it for any young minds into nature and even those that aren’t but want a different perspective of the natural world. reviewed by Elliott (Year 6)

New Books

Dog Breed Guide

by National Geographic

This comprehensive guide is perfect for dog-loving kids, and an excellent reference for families who are bringing home their first four-legged family member.

Kids Fight Plastic

by Martin Dorey

Informative, practical and positive, this guide for children is written by MartinDorey, anti-plastic campaigner and author of the bestselling No. More. Plastic.

Cut to the Chase

by Aaron Blabey

A mysterious doorway! (Sure, it's in a restaurant that serves poop, but that doesn't make it any less mysterious.

Tasty Weird

by Ahn Do

The Cook-Off is on! Weir and his friends have their eyes on the prize; a trip to QueenBubblegums LOLLYFACTORY! Will the battle be a piece of cake?! It won't be easy... but it will be funny!

The Gentle Genius of Trees

by Philip Bunting

What could we clever humans ever learn from trees? Take an unashamedly anthropomorphic wander through the woods to learn a few life lessons from our foliaged friends.

Library News and Events

2021 National Simultaneous Storytime and Book Parade

This year's National Simultaneous Storytime was a blast as the 2021 story Give Me Some Space by Philip Bunting was read by an Astronaut on the International Space Station!

We tuned in at 11am on Wednesday 19 May with over a million children to hear the story being read from out of this world!

We held our Book Parade for Pre-K to Year 6 in conjunction with National Simultaneous Storytime and students dressed as their favourite book character or followed the Book Week 2021 theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

Out of this World Awards were presented to students with the most creative costumes in each year group.

2021 Premier Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is open to NSW students from Kindergarten to Year 9 each year to encourage the development of a lifelong love of reading.

At Penrith Anglican College we energetically promote the Challenge to our students, and actively assist them to select challenge listed books, track their choices and submit their completed reading logs.

The 2021 Challenge commenced on 1 March and closes on 20 August, so grab a book and start reading!

For all information on joining in the fun, talk to Library staff or visit the official website