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 Welcome to the Ann Christopherson Resource Centre

The Ann Christopherson Resource Centre was officially opened in 2013 by Lord Mayor Paul Pisasale and Shayne Neumann MP, Member of Blair.  The BER funded resource centre is named after Ann Christopherson, who worked as a teacher librarian at Ipswich East State School for 20 years.
The Ann Christopherson Resource Centre reflects a new era of teacher librarianship which caters for digital literacy of 21st century students and a love of literature.  The Ann Christopherson Resource Centre houses quality children’s literature of junior fiction, fiction, non-fiction and a teacher reference room. Our school celebrates Book Week and is involved in the biennial Story Arts Festival.   Our bank of computers cater for student research, online education activities and Australian National Curriculum lessons.  The centre has a media room for video and photography activities.
The Ann Christopherson Resource Centre is a hive of activity at lunch time with our student library monitor team organising computer, art and game activities.  Our chess club runs on Mondays and our team compete annually in the Fernvale Chess Tournament.  Other extension activities include school teams in Kids Lit Quiz and the Reader’s Cup.
Our library is open before, during first break and after school for student loans.
Hours of operation:  Monday to Friday          8:30 am -3:30 pm
Library staff:  Ms Ildika Koppen (MA Ed)       Teacher Librarian
                         Mrs Shirley Forman                  Teacher Aide
Students require a library bag to borrow books.  Prep – Year 2s can borrow 1 item per fortnight
                                                                                       Year 3 – Year 6 can borrow 2 items per fortnight
Our resource centre offers a 24/7 digital borrowing platform called Overdrive as part of an IDTL network consortium.  Students are assigned a digital library card number and can borrow 3 items per fortnight.