Our school is strongly committed to improving literacy and knows the importance of reading for pleasure. There is good evidence to suggest that young people who read for pleasure daily perform better in reading tests than those who never do. We want to encourage children to enjoy reading and to read a wide range of good quality literature.
The school has made a significant investment in our library with the introduction of an online version of our library catalogue. The system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online and pupils are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books and other library resources.
The system includes a fantastic new feature called ‘Who Next’ which recommends new books and authors based on the books that your child has already read. You will be able to use this feature at home to help your child select their next book.
You can access the system using the following link: https://U000998.microlibrarian.net
|If you have access to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android phone, then you can also download a new App called ‘iMLS’ to access the library from those devices. The app is available from the App Store and Google Play Store.|
Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help support our commitment to improving literacy standards. If you would like details of your child’s username and password so that you can use the new app to also track their reading history and borrowing patterns, please contact the school office for a form and return it to the school librarian.
We hope you find the facility useful and welcome any feedback.