Guide to the School Library
Any queries regarding the library – please leave a note for Dorinda in the black box outside the library.
What’s in the Library:
Fiction: Picture books, Early Readers, Chapter Books, Graphic Novels
Non-fiction (fact) books in a range of topics
Cartoon books, joke books and poetry
Dyslexia-friendly books: these have a pale yellow pages and an easy-read font. They are suitable for all children (dyslexic or not) who want to read good stories in a shorter book, up to year 6.
Dual-Language books: Fiction and Non-fiction books written in English and another Community language, including Turkish, Bengali, Polish, Spanish, French and many more.
Opening times: Each class visits the library once a week during lesson times. In addition, each year group has a session during lunchtime, when children can read in the library and borrow books, supervised by a parent volunteer or year 6 Prefects. Timetables for these sessions are on the Library door
Borrowing and returning: Children may only borrow one book at a time. They have 2 weeks to read the book, after which time it must be renewed or returned. If a book is not returned on time (is overdue) the Library computer will not allow another to be borrowed. It is therefore really important that your child makes sure the book has been returned (scanned) onto the computer and does not just put it back on the shelves. Books can be returned at lunchtime, during the class library slot, or by putting the book into the black Returns box outside the library. The box is emptied 3 times a day.
Books can be renewed by bringing them back to the library and re-borrowing.
Overdue Books – please check your child’s book bag for letters
1) Class teachers are given lists of overdue books
2) Children are given letters to take home. There are three reminder letters
3) If a book is still not returned, you may be asked to pay for its replacement. This will be requested in a 4th letter. If a book has been damaged beyond repair by your child, we will also ask for payment. You can also buy a new book (in good condition) as a replacement
4) Text messages may also be sent as reminders
If you receive one of these letters and you believe the book has been returned, please leave a note for me in the Returns box/with the teacher. Mistakes with the computer do occasionally happen and we’d like the opportunity to find the book!
A hub of curiousity…a hub of creativity…a hub of learning.
Partially managed by our amazing library prefects and school librarians, students are able to get lost in their love of reading.