In order to improve the children's love of reading, we have over the past few years, been working very hard with lots of community support and fundraising events, to extend our library area and update the range and quality of books we have available.
Our library has been fully refurbished and re-stocked with high quality texts from classic novels to contemporary titles, a range of non-fiction texts, poetry, picture books and books written to support specific needs.
We have a digital library system in place so that we are able to monitor the books the children choose to borrow for pleasure, and analysis preferences and trends. Each book has a bar code and each child has a unique user number code, which are scanned as children borrow books from the library. The books have been organised into areas according to the suitability for differing abilities and ages, and there are seated areas for groups of children to read. All classes have the opportunity to visit the library once a week.
In addition, all classrooms have dedicated book corners or areas with appropriate texts matched to the interests and abilities of the children. Classroom collections are also updated termly by class teachers to reflect children's interests and current classroom based learning.