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Our Library

 

      

 

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  Information about our Library

Our library has a wonderful collection of books (fiction and non-fiction), audio CDs, graphic novels, magazines and comics and a children's newspaper. We also have older picture books, dual language and books for those less confident on reading or who have reading difficulties or are dyslexic.

 

We recognise the need to prepare our Year 6 children for secondary school and provide a selection of challenging texts that help with this transition. As some of these texts may deal with 'real life' issues you are welcome to contact Mrs Parr to arrange a time to view the books or she can provide you with a list so you can look them up yourself and make a decision whether you want your child to read them. 

 

You are also welcome to visit our library (preferably a Monday or Tuesday) - just use the contact form on the main library page.

 

Our fantastic library is here to support teaching and learning in the school as well as to provide resources and promote reading for pleasure amongst the children.

 

For more information about our library, click here, which will take you to the children's library page. 

 

 

    Libresoft library computer system

You can access our library system here to see what we have in the library, what books your child has loaned out to them (and any past loans), reviews your child has written. You will need to use their login details, which either they can tell you or can be obtained by emailing Mrs Parr. There is more information in the children's library section.

 

 

    Information about books, authors and illustrators

You'll find plenty to keep your child busy with our top-notch reading websites. There are so many great websites out there offering information about authors, illustrators, books, games, puzzles and other activities. 

Click here to take you to the children's library pages on this topic. Also have a look at the rest of the pages on their area - there's plenty to see!

 

 

   What to Read Next?

Has your child finished a book they enjoyed and is stuck on what to read next? We have just subscribed to an online resource which can help you support your child in choosing their next read. Please use the Library Contact form on the main library pages for a login for this service.

We are almost finished compiling our lists of suggested reads for children to use and to help you support them - please pop back later.

If you yourself are stuck on what to read next, if you are a Herts Libraries member you can use your library card and pin to access the Who Else Writes Like...?

 

 

  Supporting your child's reading for pleasure

Have a look here (pdf) for some information about how you can encourage your child with reading.

 

 

 Hertfordshire Libraries

We are so lucky to have a fantastic public library on our doorstep. We work very closely with North Watford library and publicise their fun reading, creative and other events for the children. The librarians also come into school each summer term to tell us all about the Summer Reading Challenge.

 

Adults can borrow books and magazines, as well as accessing ebooks, digital audiobooks and online magazines. They offer lots of other services and events for both adults and children. 

 

So if you and your child are not already members, why not pop along and join? It's free to join - parents/carers just take along ID and proof of address (like a council tax bill, for example) and complete a simple form. For more information about Herts Libraries, click here.

 

NOTE: all Herts public library buildings are currently closed until further notice due to Coronavirus.

In the meantime, you can access many of their services and resources online - see below.

 

  • Use your library card to access online services such as ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and reference information (click here). 

 

  • Ready Reads - certain libraries are also now offering a Ready Reads service - click here for more information and to order and borrow a books package.

 

  • Not a member? You can sign up today here. Access the above online services immediately using the temporary member number provided on sign up, until they are able to issue you with a permanent library card once libraries re-open.

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