Welcome to the Penrith Anglican College Junior Library!

Two dynamic spaces.

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

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

Our D Centre Library provides an awesome selection of stories in every genre. This library guides our extraordinary Year 3 and 4 students through the next stage of their expedition into the world of books. It contains a great range of fiction, non-fiction to cater to the students’ growing curiosity for the world around them plus 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 with their focus on developing a love of reading as well as gaining the skills required to research with accuracy and wisdom.

For book reviews, events and to access our library catalogue OLIVER, visit the Library page:

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.

2023 Premier Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is open to NSW students from Kindergarten to Year 10 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.

2023 Challenge dates
Students can include any books read from the end of the 2022 challenge on their 2023 reading record.

Key dates for the 2023 challenge are:
27 February 2023 - challenge opens for student entries
Friday 18 August 2023 - challenge closes for student entries
Friday 1 September 2023 - final date for coordinator validations of completed reading records.  

The PRC rules have been updated for the 2023 challenge. Students can now include up to 10 choice books on their reading records, and can count 5 books from an approved series as PRC books. Please refer to the rules page for more information about the 2023 PRC rules. 

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

Book Parade

Penrith Anglican College holds a Book Parade to coincide with National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). NSS is held annually to promote literacy and reading, as well as supporting Australian authors and illustrators.

NSS is run by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). A book is chosen every year that is written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator and the book is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, family day cares, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

The Book Parade is always a highlight on the College calendar, with students and staff dressing up as their favourite book characters or book theme. It's a great community event with parents attending to see their hard work in action!