THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Library

 

The School Library serves everyone in the Ecclesbourne community. We are open from 8am to 4.45pm daily for all students with additional hours available to our Sixth Form students only. Our extended hours ensure everyone can make the most of the Library resources, with additional time for private study and completion of homework.

We provide current, relevant and appropriate information to enhance our students learning experience. The School Library plays an active role in learning and stocks a wide range of materials including; fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, special interest magazines, newspapers and games. Through the social experience of reading we aim to inspire, challenge and encourage students to flourish and build independence.

Our Year 7 & 8 students have dedicated library lessons, during which they are encouraged to browse the stock, read quietly and discuss their experiences with staff in order to develop positive reading choices. Lessons are also designed to allow students to develop and expand valuable study skills and approaches to research.

The school celebrates and actively promotes reading for pleasure by recognising its impact on the development and eventual achievement of our students. With this in mind the Library regularly supports events such as World Book Day, National Poetry Day, organising author visits and other special events such as participating in the National Kids Literature Quiz. Our reading group meet once a week to take part in discussions, exchange ideas about book choices and to follow current book awards.

We also run a Lego Club, Dungeons & Dragons Club and Warhammer Club which meet after school in the Library.

Library staff

  • Mrs Henry - Librarian
  • Mrs Cho - Lunchtime Assistant
  • Mr Ourabi - After School Assistant

There are also trained student helpers who will serve you at the Library counter.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND READING FOR PLEASURE

Our Librarian has put together a comprehensive list of free reading and educational resources for our students and parents whilst at home. Also included are login details for our subscription services.