Schools library service

Library support

Library Skills awareness for children to run and manage their own school library. This includes classification, book repairs and issuing books.

Training events with experts in the fields of reading and story-telling are offered by SLS to subscribing schools often free of charge.

Classroom sessions

The SLS has developed a programme of interactive classroom sessions ranging from supported reading, reading celebrations, to illustrated talks of historical and local interest. Topics currently include World War One, Victorians, Vikings, Tudors, Greeks and Romans. 

In addition, sessions on internet safety, using the CEOP ThinkUKnow material, can be arranged and the SLS has run successful Arts Award programmes in primary and special schools.

Our Beyond the Book Project offers children the opportunity to embark upon an in-depth study of a children’s book. Running for one hour once a week over a five week period we work together with the group reading, discussing and deconstructing the text. This allows scope for exploring issues within the text and dramatizing sections to aid understanding. Learning outcomes include improved reading skills, comprehension, vocabulary and increased self-confidence. A maximum of ten children per group and the project is certificated and approved by Trinity College London.