The Library

Welcome to The Library

 

Mrs Wilkes
Librarian

An exciting addition to the school has been the building of a brand new Library which is still in the development stages.  The installation of a computer Library system, enables pupils and staff to identify books online, and for the Librarian to keep a computerised record of all resources issued.  The installation of security barriers ensures that books are not taken out of the library without going through the correct procedure.

Since September over 5,000 books and resources have been catalogued onto the system, and more books will be added regularly.  As you will appreciate books are expensive, and the Librarian will keep a close watch to ensure books are being returned on time.  If book(s) are not returned or are lost, a letter will be sent home asking for payment to replace them.  Sadly, there is no alternative but to implement this course of action, and pupils who fail to return books will not be able to use the Library facilities.

Since September the pupils and staff have been able to use the library for lessons and to choose books, the pupils seem to enjoy having their book scanned and date stamped at the desk before they leave.  The Librarian encourages the children to spend time choosing, and reading in the Library seating area, as this is a bright open and pleasant space for them to use.

Currently arrangements are being made for the installation of computer work benches in a designated area of the Library, for pupils to use laptops as part of their lessons, or at break and lunchtime if they request to do so.  

In the future, special events will take place in the Library, such as themed History Days, book days etc. which will encourage the whole school to be involved.

Since September the pupils and staff have been able to use the library for lessons and to choose books, the pupils seem to enjoy having their book scanned and date stamped at the desk before they leave.  The Librarian encourages the children to spend time choosing, and reading in the Library seating area, as this is a bright open and pleasant space for them to use.

Currently arrangements are being made for the installation of computer work benches in a designated area of the Library, for pupils to use laptops as part of their lessons, or at break and lunchtime if they request to do so.  

In the future, special events will take place in the Library, such as themed History Days, book days etc. which will encourage the whole school to be involved.