We are open throughout the school day every day. Pupils can come into the library any time provided they have their teacher’s permission.
What you can find in the library:
We have books of course, plus magazines, graphic novels and audio CDs. Our wide range of books includes picture books, ones for children who aren’t quite yet confident readers, titles for those with reading difficulties or dyslexia, dual language titles, books to challenge more confident readers. You can borrow and look for books on our library computer system (Junior Librarian).
These are arranged on the shelf in alphabetical order of the author’s last name. For example, all authors beginning with D are found in one area – Roald Dahl, Terry Deary, Penny Dolan, etc.
Some people also call these Non-Fiction books. Information books are arranged in number order using a system called Dewey. Books are divided according to their subject, from numbers 000-999. For example, general books dealing with the Romans are grouped together on the shelf at 937. Look at the ends of the shelves to give you some idea of how it works.
Use these books to check certain facts or information. Reference books include dictionaries and atlases. Our reference books are all in the one area with red and white “For Reference Only” spines labels. They must not be taken away.
Graphic novels are books that have pictures all the way through to tell the story, like comics.
These ‘talking books’ are books which have been recorded onto CDs for you to listen to. You will need a CD player or a computer/laptop to listen to them.
We have a small selection of magazines in our library – Aquila, TbK book magazine, First News children’s newspaper, Animal Action. These are currently for use in the library only.
Comic/ Magazine Swap & Wet Play
We have a couple of boxes of different types of comics and magazines in the library. They can be used in 2 ways:
Have a look at the map of the library below to see where you can find what we have.