Your child will visit the library once a week. They will be able to choose from a selection of over 3000 fiction and non-fiction titles. We try to allow your child to select whichever book appeals to them, as we want to support a real interest in books. We work hard to ensure that all of our books are appropriate to everyone, although we do have a section available exclusively to our older readers. You will be asked to approve access to this section if we feel it is appropriate during years 5 and 6.
Your child will be able to choose one book each week and the scanning system has been set so that no other books may be borrowed until the previous title has been returned. You are welcome to keep a book for more than one week but we ask that you return it to be rescanned on the appropriate day. If your child would like to change their book sooner, they are welcome to come into the library during lunchtimes when our friendly and helpful pupil librarians will help them to return it and find another book to scan out. Our system keeps a record of the books on loan so please ask at any time if you wish to know what book your child has borrowed.
We ask that you encourage your child to take care of our books and that you agree to pay for the replacement of any lost or damaged books that you have on loan. Each half term we will send a reminder note to those who have had outstanding books on loan for a number of weeks. We ask all of our parents to sign and return our library agreement before children can borrow the books.
We are also working closely with the School Library Service this year. They are helping us to re-stock the shelves with new and appealing books as well as supporting our curriculum work with ideas and visitors.
We are incredibly fortunate at Oliver’s Battery Primary School as our library is predominantly cared for by our wonderful team of parent volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued hard work and dedication. We could not run such a successful library without them. If you would like to join this friendly team, please contact the school office. Your kind support really could benefit every child in our school.
We hope you enjoy using our school library.