Aiming High Learning for Life


Placed at the heart of the school, the Library’s mission is to foster and instil a lifelong love of reading for pleasure. The information below explains how we aim to achieve this.

Our Library has close to 5000 printed resources. We have a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books which support the school curriculum and reflect the diverse world we live in.

Children visit the library every week with their class teacher; it’s a time when they can explore the shelves independently and loose themselves in a good book. Guidance on how to choose a book, along with regular “book talks”, ensure children feel confident in choosing a book they will enjoy reading.  We also encourage them to reflect on their reading journey through verbal and written book reviews. 

Induction to the library aims to develop independent library skills. Children are issued with their own library account where they can issue and return their own books, check their current loans, search for resources using the library catalogue and write book reviews.  Children in Key Stage Two can access the school library catalogue, as well as their library account, from home by clicking here.  To read the school library blog, please click here.

At Putnoe Primary, our aim is for all children to develop a love of reading; one that makes them 'read for pleasure'.  There are two videos below for you to watch; the first explains how to choose a library book and the second is about 'Reading for Pleasure'.