If you want to develop your pupils’ reading habits then why not bring your class to the library?

Libraries are well placed to help you to develop a child’s interest in reading. For some children a visit with school could be their first time in a library. By arranging to come to the library with your class you can give children access to a wide range of books for them to enjoy, and introduce them to the book borrowing habit.

We offer a range of visits in the library or in your school, tailored to your needs, which can include:

  • Joining the library and borrowing books
  • Storytelling session – this could be linked to giving out the Bookstart treasure packs or the Time to Read packs (formerly Book Time), to your class
  • Topic or research skills session
  • Book talks to promote reading for pleasure
  • Support for reading groups, in and out of school
  • Promotional visits to assemblies

Please note: Class visits are currently not running due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will contact local schools to arrange visits once all our libraries have re-opened.