About the Library
Welcome to our amazing library! It's such an wonderful reading area but we do so much more here, as you'll find out when you wander through our website.
We are open throughout the day every day whilst the school is open. Pupils can come into the library at any time provided they have their teacher's permission. We will be looking into opening after school on selected days after the Coronavirus situation is over.
What you can find in the Library
We have books of course, plus magazines, graphic novels and audio CDs (talking books). In fact, we have more than 8,000 items in our library and classroom reading areas - wow! 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, Libresoft.
We have a chill out area with cushions and bean bags plus tables and chairs if you'd prefer to sit there or do some work there. There is also a display which is changed regularly to give you ideas on reading.
There are arranged on the shelves in alphabetical order of the author's last name. For example, all authors beginning with D are found in one area together - Roald Dahl, Penny Dolan, etc. Authors with hyphenated names will be shelved under the letter of the name just before the hyphen - for example, Dick King-Smith, Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
We have fiction books in all genres - fantasy, sport, war, adventure, humour, real life and more. There are also more challenging books for our Year 6 pupils (they have Y6+ on the spine label).
These are also often called Information Books. Non-fiction 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 Ancient Romans are grouped together on the shelf at number 937. Look at the ends of the shelves to give you an idea of how it works.
We use these books to support our topic learning but there is also plenty to interest you whether it be Minecraft, football biographies, learning how to play chess or how to cook and more.
Use these books to check certain facts or information. Reference books include dictionaries and atlases. Our reference books are all in one area with red and white 'For Reference Only' labels. They must only be used in school and put back on the shelves when you are finished with them.
Graphic novels are books that have pictures all the way through to tell a story, in a similar way to comics. We have a great collections of these and aim to add more regularly.
These 'talking books' are books which have been recorded onto CDs for you to listen to. You will need a CD player or computer/laptop to listen to them. They're great for when you don't feel like reading but are happy to listen to someone read the book out loud to you. Also great for long car journeys.
Our picture books range from simpler stories to more complex ones for older readers.
Magazines, Comics & Newpsapers
We have a small selection of magazines in our library - Aquila (non-fiction), TbK/Wrd (about books and authors and illustrators), First News Children's Newspaper, Animal Action (RSPCA animals), Jacqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl, Kickaround (football). These are only for use in school and should be returned to the library when you've finished reading it.
Comic/Magazine Swap & Wet Play
We have a box of different types of comics and magazines in the library. They can be used in two ways:
Any questions, comments or suggestions?
You can contact Mrs Parr on the Contact form on the library home page.