Welcome to Whitehills Library – at the heart of our school
Our librarian, Mrs Frodsham, is in school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. She is assisted by a great team of Pupil Librarians from Years 5 and 6. All classes visit the library regularly to select their own book. Children in EYFS to Year 3 keep their books for 1 week, pupils in Years 4 to 6 have a longer loan period of 2 weeks.
Mrs Frodsham’s passion for reading ensures children from EYFS upwards value our library. Our youngest children have library sessions and regular story time with Mrs Frodsham. Older children are asked to recommend new books for the library which we aim to keep current and well-stocked with everything from picture books to graphic novels, and covering topics including Space, Animals, History and much, much more.
We use Libresoft Librarian for our library management system. Our school library catalogue can be accessed here (CLICK HERE FOR LIBRESOFT LIBRARIAN)
You can log onto our library catalogue from home. You and your child can browse the books that we have in the library, see which new books have been added recently, check your child’s loans and read and write book reviews. Each child has an individual login. Mrs Frodsham or the class teacher will be able to assist with logging in.
At Whitehills Primary School, we know how important reading for pleasure is. Below are links to some great websites to help with choosing books and getting tips on encouraging your child to read. You are the best role model for this; talk about reading; share your favourite books; ask your child what they like or don’t like about their books.
The Reading Agency is a charity that supports reading for children and adults. They run The Summer Reading Challenge in local libraries and ChatterBooks reading groups in schools and libraries. Lots of activities and games, and a Book Sorter to help choose your next book.
We run a Scholastic Book Club and occasional Book Fairs. Any books purchased earn the school rewards to spend on books for our school. There are some great bargains to be had. Click on the link below to discover more
Love Reading 4 Kids is a great site for finding recommendations for books for children to try, organised by age group.
The children’s information book publishers, Dorling Kindersley, have a great website for those more interested in facts than fiction. Arranged by school topics, it is brilliant for helping with homework or for those who just want to know more!
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Did you know you can access a great range of children’s e-books through the Council Library Plus service? Click below to find out more: