Library now open!

We are opening the school library for borrowing books on a weekly basis from Tuesday 24th September. Children in years 1 to 6 will be able to borrow one book at a time to read at home. The basic rules which we have set up with our Y5 and Y6 librarians are:

1. Children can borrow a book for up to a week. If they want to borrow it for longer, they bring it back on the due date and can extend by another week.

2. Children will be asked to take good care of the books. If books are badly damaged or go missing, we will be asking for the cost of replacement. Until this is received, your child will not be able to borrow any further books.

As you will appreciate, these are necessary rules in order for us to maintain a good stock of books for our library. However, we are eager to encourage reading and enjoyment of books and hope that children will take up this offer. Our library has been reorganised and furnished and the children are really enjoying the opportunity to curl up with a good book at break time and lunchtime if they wish.

In order to extend reading opportunities, we are trialling a library club from 3.15 – 4.00 pm on Fridays from 4th October until the end of term. Initially, this will be for children in years 1 to 3. After half term, we will have a 4 week club for years 4 to 6 – each Friday from 8th November until 29th November. Depending on uptake and success, we will repeat this in spring term and introduce a club for Reception children. The club will be an opportunity to share stories and carry out fun book related activities.

If you are interested in your children having a place in the Y1 -3 club in the first instance, please fill in the slip below by Wednesday 25th September, and we will let you know by the end of the week if they have secured a place. We will take account of children who have been unsuccessful in gaining places in other clubs, but obviously we have to limit places because of the size of the library. The initial limit will be 15 children, and we will see from there if we can increase capacity.

Read the full letter here.

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