Raid your Reading!

As a school we have been applying the Talk for Writing scheme during Literacy lessons.  It is working really well in all the classes and it's great to see the children telling stories using the actions they have learned. I love the fact the children have the opportunity to learn so many stories throughout the... Continue Reading →


Love your Library

Have started to prepare the library for Love your Library fortnight. The tree has knitted hearts hanging from it which are embellished with phrases; 'love books' 'love your library' 'love reading'.  These hearts along with some heart shaped lights make a striking display in amongst the book shelves.  Many of the books I have chosen... Continue Reading →

New Term, New Competition!

Thought I'd have a focus on non-fiction books but the competition has to be accessible to both infant and junior children.  So I've decided on a 'Where in the World' competition. The children collect a world map from the library which has the continents labelled.  They have to find an interesting or unusual fact about... Continue Reading →


Christmas has arrived in the library. The Christmas tree in the library is much admired due to the book decorations.  There are lots of mini versions of Christmas books and paper decorations made from old book stock.  The children love it! The mid shelving display has a selection of Christmas stock both fiction and non-fiction. ... Continue Reading →

Winter Display

This is my new winter display in the school hall. Already proving very popular as my graffiti wall is full, usually have to remind the children to fill it in.  Lots of ideas from the children of books to chill out with over the chilly nights ahead!  

There’s No Place Like The Library!

New display in the school hall to promote the library. As you can see the theme is taken from the Wizard of Oz, complete with book rainbow! The main characters are surrounded by books they might find helpful; Dorothy has lots of books which have witches as the main character.  The Scarecrow's books are all... Continue Reading →

New Display Letters

3D free standing letters now complete and ready for display in my library. Bought the cardboard letters then printed off a variety of book covers.  R is covered in picture book covers.  E is covered in a variety of popular fiction books.  A is covered in comic pages, covers and First News, children's newspaper.  D... Continue Reading →

Library Design, Keep it interesting!

Had a move around in the library; like to keep them on their toes. The fiction books remain in the same place but moved the mobile shelving for some of the non-fiction books to the middle of the room, leaving space for the mini sofa right in the middle of the fiction and non-fiction books... Continue Reading →

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