The main school library aims to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning. Throughout the year, the library holds a number of themed activities and events to promote literature, reading and a passion and enthusiasm for learning.
This year, the library will continue to support the Accelerated Reader (AR) Programme. The library celebrates students’ achievement through the AR Star Board; every student who achieves 100% on an AR quiz will have their name put on the AR Star Board and be awarded prizes at the end of each half term. Students who achieve 80% and above will receive postcards home to let parents and carers know how well they are doing.
Our extra-curricular activities have covered a wide range of subjects, topics and themes; from Science and Maths, to multicultural and historical events. Events from previous years have included “Around the World in 80 Minutes”, “Shakespeare Week”, “The Brain Gym” and an exploration of world water issues in “World Toilet Day”, in conjunction with “Water Aid”.
The library regularly promotes wider reading and encourages students to explore classic and contemporary literature through special events and activities. We are looking forward to a Scholastic Book Fair on 17th & 18th March and are currently revamping the library with student art following our art competition in January. January also saw us celebrating Chinese New Year with activities including making lanterns, trying your hand at Chinese writing and a picture search activity.
One of the key events in our calendar is World Book Day, held on 3rd March this year. This is a celebration of authors, books and, most importantly, reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This event is celebrated annually at Notley library with new competitions and quizzes every year.
The Notley library encourages all year groups to take part in the events. The activities are designed to encourage students to actively engage with the world around them, to explore new subjects and topics and, most importantly, to have fun!
Who said the library is boring? Certainly not our library—come and explore the fun!