Primary School Library Guidelines
Around the school, an attractive and well-stocked library is often an indicator of effective support for pupils' wider reading and information retrieval skills.
A lively, welcoming and well resourced school library gives pupils positive experiences of books, computers and other media. It shares the ethos and values of the whole school, is an effective and economical shared resource and a centre for learning and literacy development. IT is an integral part of this learning environment.
The school library should promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Its role is to help create confident, enthusiastic readers and engage children in life-long learning. There is a clear link between the quality of a school's library and the general well-being of the pupils and their literacy levels.
But how do you create this environment and resource? This website is designed to take you through the steps to create an excellent library, get children using it and refer you to organisations that can help at each stage.
*Ofsted (2011) Reading, writing, communiciation. https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/stand/AllPublications/Page6/110125