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Oxford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4PX

01274 879313

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 Coming soon........after school library on a Thursday will be back soon... watch this space!

Welcome to our school Library

 

With the change in the national expectation in reading, regular reading at home has never been more important to support your child’s development.

Finding the right book is often key to turning a child into a reader – the book that connects with them, that makes them realise that reading can transport them, guide them, make them laugh, cry or simply entertain them, and some that might just make them realise that reading is fun.

Finding the right book takes time, to help choose why not look at the Books Trust website which gives recommended books for different age groups.  Click Here to go to the books trust page.

We hope that within these lists you’ll find a lot of ‘right’ books, you may find some ‘wrong’ books too but that’s all part of the fun!

Let’s help our children to love reading!

 

PS: Don’t forget our library is usually open on a Thursday after school 3.20-3.40pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Want to know more about your favourite authors or their characters? 

Most authors have brilliant websites with loads of fun information, games and competitions. Why not take a look at your favourite author and see what new things you can find out! 

Click on the a picture below to open one of these authors pages, or do a search for a different author.

 

HOw the Library Works.

The library team have worked hard and have almost completed the audit in the library, all books are accounted for, checked and repaired and ready for the next school year.

Thanks to you lovely lot who came along to the book fair we have been able to top up a couple of our shelves and put in some new titles that we hope the children will love. Thanks also to PLPrimaryStars for our box of books which have been added to the shelves.

 

CLASS LIBRARY TIME

Once a week each class will have time to visit the library, the library is set out  to try and make it as user friendly as possible, we have author sections, as well as sections of Dinosaur, Pirate, Fairy, Sports books etc.  If a child would like a specific book they should be able to find it or they can ask for the help Mrs Dewhirst who tends to know most of the books and where they are! 

Any book can be taken from the library, the only restrictions are that there is a year 5/6 area for some older children's books.

The children can keep the library book until they have read it but a reminder will be sent occasionally if the book has been out for more than a month, if for some reason the book gets lost or ruined we ask that you replace it with the same book or pay the lost book fee. Unfortunately we cannot let a child take a 2nd book out until the book is found/replaced or paid for.

Please encourage your child to look after the books, in book bags and rucksacks they tend to get shoved to the bottom, water bottles leak on them, pages tear and corners bend, so extra care needs to be taken if we are to keep these books for the years we need them to survive!

 

After school library club - REOPEN DATE Tbc

After school library club is on a Thursday, this is an opportunity for children to take another few books out in addition to the class library ones, again the library team are on hand to help with any requests and occasionally staff are around to read a story to those who come. (There's also juice and biscuits for anyone who takes a book or brings their child along so it's definitely worth a trip!)

 

SUMMER FUN

How about a game of Reading Bingo!

 

  

Summer Term Quiz

 

Thank you to all of you who tried the summer quiz. We had two winners who got top scores first time round! Each won a book to keep them busy over the holidays.

 

 

 

 

Old Books?

Thank you to everyone who has donated books to the library, we are so grateful to you all.

 

If your bookshelves are getting a bit full and you have out grown some of your books we would be delighted to give them a new home in the school library, these can be handed in to the school office.