Gruyere Primary School host and use the Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC) Van to teach research, library skills, reading strategies and literature appreciation. The MARC program complements the teaching and learning of literature through the Victorian Curriculum. Small schools in the area also benefit from this service as the van is a mobile library and is staffed with a qualified teacher to teach these sessions.
The MARC van is filled with picture story books, fictional novels, non-fiction books for students and teachers to borrow. Students are able choose books from the library van to read at home.
MARC lessons allow students to share a book, discuss different aspects, think critically and explore issues in detail with an activity that integrates into other key learning areas. Students have a one hour session of MARC each week and are encouraged to borrow books frequently to develop their reading interest and skills.