Library and Reading

Ways to enjoy books and reading

May 2021 – Growing into Reading with Hertfordshire Libraries

Hertfordshire Libraries are excited to launch their new initiative, ‘Growing into Reading’ to promote reading for pleasure and to encourage primary school aged children and families back into the habit of regularly visiting their local library.

From Thursday 13th May, children visiting the library will be gifted a FREE giant bookmark and a wildflower seed bomb (while stocks last).

Each time the child returns to the library they can have their bookmark stamped. With its environmental theme, ‘Growing into Reading’ is the perfect lead in to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge ‘Wild World Heroes’.

For further information visit the Hertfordshire County Council website

Ready Reads – Hertfordshire Libraries Collection Service – for access click here

Free author events hosted by Hertfordshire Libraries held throughout the year To book tickets click here.

LoveReading4Kids – one of the biggest and best websites for children’s books: reading, reviewing and recommending so you can find your next favourite book or author. There is a Kids’ Zone designed specifically for children, with competitions, activities, video, quizzes and other fun book-related content. Why not check it out? Just click the highlight words.

And don’t forget the free events on Hay Festival Programme for Schools. Watch authors filmed at this festival over the past four years. New live events will take place 27-28 May 2021.

Our Library Refurbishment!

We are delighted to announce that our library shelves are now full of books!!! There is huge choice of fiction and non-fiction books, and the children have already started to borrow these.

Each child has their own unique barcode which allows them to borrow two books for two weeks at a time. The Class Teaching Assistant issue and returns these books (and any other reading scheme books that your child may come home with) via the library system ‘Access It’.

Pupils can log onto Access It at home: check which books they have been loaned, search for books by author, topic, title etc, reserve books, and the children can even write book reviews for other pupils to read!

Pupil can login here Access It Pupil Dashboard

  • Enter ‘Borrower ID’ –  a six-digit number that can be found in the front of their reading record (looks like a barcode).  No pin or password is needed.
  • Pupils are advised to watch the short video ‘Junior Guide to the Web App’ which can be found on the front page.

Reading – Please encourage your child to read lots, and note what and when they read in their reading logs. All loaned books should be returned promptly before being exchanged for new ones.

Caring for books – We would ask that the children take good care of the books they are loaned and bring them back in good condition. There are no fines for overdue books, however, if a book is lost or damage, we will have to charge to replace this. Please help us reinforce good habits with your child/ren:

  • Handle books carefully; don’t fold pages or corners of books
  • Keep books in a safe place; away from food, drink, sticky fingers and pets!
  • Return library books on time

We look forward to a great year of reading in 2021 and many wonderful stories. Check out our library assembly below.

Library Assembly