At Shirley we are extremely fortunate to have a large and comfortable library stocked with a range of new books.
All the children regularly visit the school library and are able to borrow books to take home and share. The library provides a place for the children to relax and enjoy reading it is also a great space for the children to become independent learners by researching topics they find interesting.
Junior Librarians
Year 4, 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to become junior librarians. They receive training to issue and return books via our online system. Alongside this, they carry out lots of helpful jobs such as keeping the library tidy, making sure all the books are in the right sections, labelling new books with barcodes and identifying damaged books.
Book Reviews
We love the books in our library! We want to share some of our favourites with you. Here are some of our reviews:
Matilda by Roald Dahl
This book is fantastic. I think a grown up would want to read it. Also, Quentin Blake has illustrated the book wonderfully. However, I would recommend this book most to 8 year olds and over. I am going to give this book 5 stars! Mia, Year 6
Class Library Time
Children are encouraged to take a library book home with them to read and to change this book regularly. They get an opportunity every week to visit the library and change their books. Additionally, every class has an allocated time once a fortnight when they can visit the library together. During this time we might use the non-fiction section to research information for our IPC topic, or we might share a story together on the story-telling rug. We might write book reviews for a book we have just finished or we might just enjoy the chance to sit back, relax and dive into a good book.