Creating a reading community

Lifelong learning: The library and literacy


  • Gabrielle Ritchie
  • Jane M. Ryan



A reading community is one that not only values the act of reading – it is one where everyone reads! There is a culture amongst staff, students and families at Meriden where reading is more than valued – it is an integral part of our daily life. Meriden is a P-12 Anglican day school for girls. It is situated in the centrally located suburb of Strathfield in Sydney, Australia. Through Meriden’s recognition of its community’s diversity it is a place where students are able to grow in faith, care and learning. Central to all teaching programs at Meriden is the belief that learning is a lifelong process.