School Library

Our school is strongly committed to improving literacy and knows the importance of reading for pleasure.  There is good evidence to suggest that young people who read for pleasure daily perform better in reading tests than those who never do.  We want to encourage children to enjoy reading and to read a wide range of good quality literature. 

 

I am delighted to inform you that the school has recently made a significant investment in our library with the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue.  The new system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online and pupils are encouraged to use this at home for various reading based activities.

 

The system includes a fantastic new feature called ‘Who Next’ which recommends new books and authors based on the books that your child has already read.  You will be able to use this feature at home to help your child select their next book.

 

You can access the system via the school website or directly using the following link: https://U009468.microlibrarian.net

 

If you have access to an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, then you can also download a new free App called ‘iMLS’ to access the library from those devices.  The app is available from the App Store and Android Market.

 

Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help raise literacy standards for our children.  Your child has their own login number, and this is their PIN for the library.  This can be found on their library card, which is kept in school, and the children will be asked to write it in their reading records for reference.  The password is IJS.

 

We hope you find the new facility useful and welcome any feedback.