Welcome to the Library
At the heart of the school is our wonderful library which is open daily from 08:00 to 17:20; popular with pupils, it supports our determination that ‘Lynn Grove Reads’.
The library is impressive by any standards; in size, comfort and for the range of resources available. The library is open plan and air-conditioned and contains over 17,000 books. The library is also home to 48 PCs, spread over two floors. Sections of this independent learning area are available for whole form groups to be accommodated during lesson times. Teachers bring pupils in to the library for reading lessons and to research topics so that they develop their independent learning skills. Pupils are welcome to use the PCs to enhance their work by using the library’s scanning and printing facilities.
Head Librarian, Mrs Bowles, is very happy to help pupils discover the books and authors that will engage and delight them. Library Assistants, Miss Teasdale and Mrs Dobinson are equally enthusiastic about offering any support that is needed.
The library is also a very popular location for completing homework, revision or coursework in the quiet environment. We open the library at weekends for senior pupils during the exam season for private and supported examination preparation.
Pupils embrace the leadership opportunities offered by the library with enthusiasm. Pupil librarians play an important role in the day to day running of the facility. Clubs and Reading groups meet in the library too and these provide pupils with great opportunities to make new likeminded friends from across the year groups.
The library hosts regular author visits as we know these inspire our young people to read more and develop their own creative writing. Recent authors who have visited us include Morris Gleitzman, Lauren St John, Marcus Alexander, Cathy Cassidy, and Robert Rigby. Library trips include visiting the British Library, Harry Potter World, Fly Festival and Norfolk Children’s’ Book Festival.
The Library stocks a great range of periodicals providing information on subjects as diverse as art, warhammer, food, nature, science, sports, cars, music and technology. We also subscribe to national and regional daily newspapers and The Mercury.
All new pupils will have library induction classes where Library staff explain how to make the best of the library. This has proved to be a very successful way to encourage pupils to use the facility.
Donate A Book
If you would like to donate a book to the library, then can I refer you to the Clip Carnegie Medal Anniversary top ten of the last 70 years, we cannot have too many copies of these great books. Go to www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/celebration and click on ‘anniversary top ten’. Books can be brought in and left at reception with a name and address of the person donating the books. Thank you in advance to all persons donating any books to the library. It is much appreciated.
The Library Rules
The library rules are simple and practical:
Some new pupils may like to apply to be librarians to help tidy and issue the books at break and lunchtimes. This can be a rewarding occupation and it looks great on a CV.
The library staff look forward to introducing you to this facility.