More Thoughts on School Libraries

Making Them Readers

Our new school library is nearly finished.

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It has been a mammoth project.

We started with bare walls, an uninspiring carpet and a huge number of boxes of books, all of which needed turning into an inspirational space for children’s reading.

We have been very lucky to have been able to recycle our existing shelving, and be gifted the rest of the shelving we need.

We have arranged and rearranged all our books.  We have culled all of our out of date and falling to bits books.  We have rationalised our non-fiction and reference sections, which were extremely out of date.  We have been making lists of books we want, for teachers and pupils alike.

We have been able to find the funds to buy some new books, and are waiting for new book orders to arrive with some excitement.  It is thrilling to have new books. It is even…

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