The Library at Yardleys aims to develop a community of passionate readers in a warm,
welcoming, friendly and supportive
learning environment which is at the heart of the school.
It is accessible to all
students and staff, encouraging students to use our resources to explore,
research, read and to connect with their peers, the wider school community and
the greater world around us. The
Library offers a wide range of books and resources that support teaching and
learning through the Key Stages and is proactive in motivating our borrowers to
Read for Pleasure as well as take part in a Book Award reading initiative and to
engage in individual study and research. At Yardleys there exists a sense of
community which is invaluable and the Library helps
to equip our students with the transferable skills required to achieve
throughout life. It
has enabled countless students to improve their confidence, self-worth, their
language and social skills as well as their literacy.
The Library aims to instil a life-long love of reading.
All Key Stage 3 students receive a library induction lesson in the
Autumn Term. All students are welcome to ask for assistance with book selections, the
Literacy Ambassadors programme, the Reading for Pleasure Club and reading lists
when they attend the Library.
Library is an active and proud member of the Federation of Children’s Book Group
and takes part in their award reading book initiative. Our students read and
vote on new releases which enables the authors to win a national book award.
students can opt to take part in our Reading for Pleasure club.
Library participates in World Book Day every year.
Literacy Ambassadors programme allows our students to assist in selecting new
books for the library by visiting the Book Bus, shelving books, recommending
resources to other students and helping with events such as World Book Day.
have also hosted author visits with award winning authors such as Tom Palmer
and Curtis Jobling.