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Eight Mile Plains State School Resource Centre was opened in 2010. Its bright colours and new furniture welcomes all who come and visit. It is a space that is always full of activity with students visiting to borrow books and make use the computer lab. It’s a space where students can spend time developing a love of reading or play games with friends during lunch at Kids Club.

My name is Mel Kroeger and this year you will find me in the Resource Centre on Tuesdays, Wednesday's and Thursday's. Over these three days I get to see every student in the school as they come and visit me for their class Library time. Each week students have the opportunity to borrow a book to take home. Books can be borrowed for a week and are returned the following week during their class Library Lesson.

Volunteers are a vital part of Eight Mile Plains State School and are always more than welcome. We encourage parents, grandparents and members of the community to become involved and help out where they can. There are always books that need re-shelving or new books to be covered.

Reading Squad

Reading Squad is an incentive programme funded by the P&C encouraging students to develop the lifelong habit of reading. As well as being fun, the challenge aims to boost children’s literacy skills, to encourage them to read widely for pleasure and learning, to develop their imagination and to develop a love for reading. Students are encouraged to read for 15 minutes every night and keep a record in their booklet. At the end of each 25 nights of reading, students get to choose a book as a prize to take home. Parents can play a big part in their children’s future by encouraging them to be part of this very special challenge.