The Library Chronicles 7: It’s ready to go….. here’s the finished Wilberfoss Primary School Library:Posted by: Mr Bruton in Library, tags: Library
The library is ready, everything is in place, all of our shelving arrived, the library cards have been made, all the stock is in place.
And most importantly of all, the children are very, very, very excited to see the results. We’ll be opening the library to children (and staff) after half term. And we’re having a formal opening on World Book Day (Thursday 3rd March).
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the pupils who’ve proved absolutely invaluable in helping put the library together. They’ve unboxed, stamped, barcoded, catalogued, book-jacketed, shelved and much, much more. And all without complaint but with a magnificent sense of infectious enthusiasm.
Now I thought you’d like to see some of the pictures of the finished library:
And now a little more detail…..
THE FICTION SHELVES:
Packed with reading material, full of great authors for the children to explore.
THE SHORTER FICTION SHELVES, PLUS POETRY, FOLK TALES AND PLAYS:
Perfect reading for our developing readers, but also full of fun for everyone – because there’s always a time when we want something shorter.
THE PICTURE BOOK SECTION:
Full of some truly beautiful picture books.
THE FUN NON-FICTION AND NEW NON-FICTION SHELVES:
Somewhere to highlight all of the new non-fiction we have, but also somewhere to put all that difficult to categorise non-fiction that makes up series like Dead Famous, The Knowledge and more.
THE GRAPHIC NOVEL SHELVES:
Comics are a great way of expanding children’s reading. And at Wilberfoss we’re proud to have the best Graphic Novel library we know of in any school. Full of old favourites like Raymond Briggs, Tintin and Asterix and packed with new titles for the children to explore. They’ve a wonderful world of comics and graphic novels waiting for them.
But this isn’t the end of the library’s development. Far from it. We believe that the library should really be “the heart of the school”, providing the children with a love of reading that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
We’ll be continually improving our library, making it somewhere truly special, involving the children every step of the way. We hope you’ll join in with the enthusiasm that everyone in school feels for the library and we’d like to invite you, the parents and carers of our pupils, to come and visit us in the library at any time.