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Library


Each class in St. Vincent's is equipped with a class library which is regularly updated with the latest books suited to each class level. The children are allowed to borrow from this library and use it as an early finisher activity and during DEAR time during the school day.

In 2009, St. Vincent's received a grant towards the establishment of a school library. Two teachers, Ms. Niamh O' Sullivan and Ms. Nora Riordan enthusiastically set about the task of stocking, cataloguing and setting up the computer lending system of the new school library, which opened officially in the 2009-2010 school year. 

The school library has recently been renamed The Marion Healy Library, in recognition of our
former principal, Ms. Marion Healy. Ms. Healy worked tirelessly to develop and support literacy in our children, and it is a fitting tribute to a wonderful lady to have the school library named after her.
 

Library


Each class has an allocated weekly time in the school library. Every child has their own electronic library card, and is entitled to borrow two books at a time from the school library. All books must be returned in the condition in which they were lent out. If a book is badly damaged or lost, it must be replaced by the child who borrowed it. All books must be returned to the library at the end of the school year for re-cataloguing.

A number of drama workshops and storytelling sessions have taken place in the library since it opened. Liz has entertained children and teachers alike for a number of years with her entrancing drama and oral language workshops during Book Week each year. 
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