We are fortunate to have a very well-stocked library of over 10,000 books. With the help of donations from the FOWs we are able to regularly renew the stock.
Children from Foundation stage up to Year 2 change their books every week, from Year 3 upwards they can keep them for up to 4 weeks, but should bring them into school on their library day each week.
Younger children borrow one book at a time and are expected to return it before borrowing another. When children have finished the reading schemes, they become ‘library readers’ and are allowed to borrow two books. At this stage they will start to use ‘Accelerated Reader’ to help them choose a book. When they have read it they will complete a quiz to check that they have understood it.
Please see http://www.renlearn.co.uk/accelerated-reader
Children are expected to take responsibility for their library books and to return them on time. Reminders are sent out if books become very overdue and if they are not returned or are badly damaged, it is school policy to charge for them. You can check our library catalogue, your child’s loans and reserve books via our online library management system.
You can logon using your child’s library bar code number as their user name and password. Children’s bar code numbers are inside their communication books, drafting books or reading journals.
We rely on our excellent parent helpers to keep the library running smoothly; so if you can spare some time and would like to become involved, please contact me.
I welcome suggestions from parents and pupils of new books to buy. The library is open after school on Fridays if you would like to come with your children to change their books, or would like to talk to me about your child’s reading.