The Library

The library plays an important role in the school's active encouragement of the joy and value of reading by ensuring that it's a welcoming venue, well stocked and 'in tune' with pupils' reading preferences. The library aims to foster a love and enjoyment of reading which will develop into a lifetime reading habit.

"WELL-STOCKED LIBRARY IS RUN BY HUGELY ENTHUSIASTIC LIBRARIAN AND PUPILS CAN BORROW KINDLES AS WELL AS BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES." THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE

Reading for pleasure is further nurtured by regular visits from authors, poets and storytellers who bring books and stories to life and enlighten your child in the art of writing. National Book Week celebrations, poetry slams and poetry cafes together with themed story tents, add another level of excitement.

The library houses excellent non-fiction and reference sections which support the school curriculum. It aims to provide books and resources to inspire pupils as they learn to read and to inform children about the wider world. Research work for class projects is organised to take place in the library. Moreover, there are a number of ipads and computers which are school networked and internet linked.

The on-line library system means that your children can self issue books, thereby making the library available to all pupils 24/7 – something which is of particular value to boarders. Using this facility remotely also enables you and your child to check their library account, find recommendations for further reading, see what is popular and also what is new to the library stock. A digital library complements our 20,000 stock of books with ebooks and audiobooks and is available to download onto any computer, ipad or any other mobile devices.

Recommended reading lists for each year group and holiday reading challenges run through our library wiki site, ensure that children continue to be self -motivated readers sharing their reviews with the whole school community. Participating in national reading competitions; 500 words BBC Radio 2 the  Carnegie Greenaway Cilip Award is also encouraged.The quiet reading corner contains a wide range of magazines, comics and daily newspapers.  

Pupils and staff are actively encouraged to make wide use of the library as a learning resource but also as a peaceful haven for thought, contemplation, relaxation and even escape.English classes are regularly timetabled in the library and your child therefore feels comfortable and at ease working in the library and making use of the extensive resources.

Farleigh employs a permanent librarian who is on hand to advise pupils and staff on reading choices.

 

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