On Friday 3rd March (2017), author Mike Revell officially opened our wonderful new library.
Mike talked about the books that inspired him to become both an avid reader and a writer.
Mrs. Peach, Mr. Butterworth (Governor with responsibility for reading), Mrs. Threlfall (from Knowsley’s School Library Service) and Mr. Kynaston were present. The opening ceremony was also attended by representatives from each class and the Y5 and Y6 librarians.
Summer Opening 2019
The opening of our library during the summer holidays is proving popular !
Research shows that there is often a decline in children’s reading progress and ability over the long summer holidays. Research also shows that a small amount of daily reading for pleasure is an ideal way to make sure that such a decline doesn’t happen. We are delighted to be able to let you know that our school library will be open every Friday in August. Here are the details:
Dates: The library will be open on Friday 2nd August, Friday 9th August, Friday 16th August, Friday 23rd August and Friday 30th August.
Times: The library will be open between 10.00am and 12.00noon.
Access: Please access the library via its exterior door. Use the pathway opposite the side of the Swanside Community Centre. The library door is just past the Year Four classrooms.
Reading: Children and adults are welcome to come and browse and spend time reading in the library. Refreshments will be available for children and adults.
Books: Children will also be able to borrow books from the library to take home.
Supervision: Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their visit. A school member of staff will also be present.
We have been awarded the SLS-UK School Library Award.
This is a national award that recognises our school library’s achievements. The assessor’s report says:
- Your library space is welcoming and the layout works well…
- You have a wide range of fiction plus graphic novels and newspapers…
- Children have attended author visits in the public library…
- Recent author visits to school (Jim Smith & Robin Stevens) have been arranged via the public library service…
- The reading culture within school is apparent…
- The fact that children look forward to their weekly library visits is testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of staff…
Merseytravel’s Golden Ticket
A friend of Malvern found one of Merseytravel’s Golden Tickets and kindly donated it to us. Pictured below are Y5 members of our Y5 & Y6 Book Club with the Golden Ticket – and our Y6 librarians with the books that the Golden Ticket entitled us to.
Meet the Librarians (2017 – 2018)
We have an amazing team of librarians ! Our school librarians are Y6 members of our Y5 & Y6 Book Club. They are on duty before school and at lunch times. They process new books, monitor current stock and keep the library well organised so that classes may enjoy their weekly visits.
~ Our Librarians ~
Sam, Isabella, Zara, Dominic, Ruby, Lydia, Sinethi, Grace, Emily, Raffaele, Phoebe & Claudia.
Book Fair Commission
The commission from recent Book Fairs has been used to add lots of new fiction titles to the library.
The photo shows some of our Y6 librarians getting ready to add the new books to the shelves. (January 2018)
New Books for the Library
We continue to invest the money raised during last year’s ‘Are You Ready To Read ?’ sponsored event. During the October half term holiday (2017), a selection of brand new fiction and non-fiction books have been added to the library.
Meet the Librarians (2017 – 2018)