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As the School Librarian, it is my pleasure to welcome you to St. Aubyn’s School Library. As well as supporting all aspects of the Curriculum, the purpose of the School Library is to engender in all pupils a lifelong passion for reading. The Library is a vibrant, child-friendly, purpose-built space which is open to pupils throughout the school day. Children can change books in the morning before school. From Year 3 onwards, children may choose to spend time in the Library during their lunchtime. Parents can use the Library from 3.30pm until 5.00pm. This often provides an opportunity for children to complete their homework in a comfortable environment with the support of their parents.

All classes visit the library on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to borrow items from our collection of quality fiction and non-fiction titles. The Library currently stocks over 9000 resources and these can be viewed on our Library Catalogue. The Library also provides an eBook platform to loan eBooks to pupils which can be read at home on their own devices.

To support study skills, pupils in Middle School participate in a programme of lessons which develop their understanding of how to use the library to support their learning. During these sessions pupils develop research skills and further harness their enthusiasm for reading for pleasure.
Senior School pupils enjoy research focused lessons using Library resources. These research skills enable pupils to be true independent learners which will aid them as they move on to their secondary school.

Throughout the school year, the Library organises events with inspiring visitors including authors, illustrators and storytellers as well as organising educational visits to our local Public Library and the British Library.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mrs Rebecca Scott – Librarian