Welcome to Ernesford Grange Community Academy Library.
The School Library is an excellent space for students to come to read, complete homework or use the computers. With a comfortable Reading Zone for those focused on the books, a Small Group Area for team activities or multiplayer games, as well as over a thousand fiction books, non-fiction books and 13 computers for student use the library has something for everyone!
Library activities and Reading Events:
Through the library students can take part in many activities, events and trips. In November 2019 students visited Sidney Stringer Academy to meet author A.F. Harold. Also in November students took part in the local heats for the international Kids Lit Quiz.
At lunchtimes students can become Student Librarians, and after school Homework Club is a good opportunity to get homework done while the Librarian is on hand to help with any queries.
Library Opening Times:
Library Behaviour Expectations:
In the library, as across the whole school, students are encouraged to show our core school values of respect determination and kindness.
Students are also expected to follow the whole school expectations (found here).
The library has some additional behaviour expectations and guidance for using the space:
- Treat the library, staff, fellow students and books with respect.
- The library is a quiet working space, so talking should be done quietly.
- Please use the library for homework, extended reading/research, reading and board games (with permission, or on board game Friday).
- The library computers are for homework, reading and research. Games, videos fantasy league etc. will only be allowed with permission from the librarian.
- No food or drink is to be consumed in the library. Food and drink bottles should be kept away in your school bag.
- Please sign into the library at the start of each session (e.g. start of break, lunch, homework club). When we have positive free study sessions the librarian may award positive points, if your name is not there we can’t award you the points!
- Students are encouraged to use their smart devices to:
- Read e-books
- Listen to audio book (via headphones)
- Conduct independent reading
- Check class charts
- Phones must be kept on silent or used with headphones.
- When borrowing a book please bring your chosen book to the librarian at the main desk. It will then be ‘issued’ to you for two weeks using the library computer system.
- When you borrow a book you have it for 2 weeks, you can return it before the due date (stamped in the front of the book) or you can renew it (by bringing it to the library desk) for a further two weeks.
- Please remember to return your book to the librarian at the library desk, or the book return box. Please DO NOT return books straight to the shelf, as they will still be ‘out’ to you on the library system.
- If you have looked at a book that you have not taken out, please return it carefully to the correct place on the shelf, or if you cannot remember where it goes, please hand it to the librarian.
- If you do not return a book in time you will receive an overdue notice via your tutor.
- If you lose or damage a book please come and talk to the librarian about it. Although you will be charged for lost or damaged books the cost is usually very small, as we replace with second hand copies.
- If you are unsure or have questions, please ask the librarian.
- This is your library, we hope you enjoy it, and welcome suggestions for improvement.
The librarian is currently reading: Child I - Steve Tasane
The librarian recommends: Extraordinary Means - Robyn Schnider
Coventy Inspiration Book Awards:
On Monday lunchtimes the Reading Group meet in the library. At present we are reading the Coventry Inspiration Book Award books, and preparing for the 'Hooked on Books' Quiz in January.
Carnegie Book Award:
The Carnegie Book Award is a national book award. If you are interested in shadowing the award for 2019 please see Miss Collins in the Library.
More information to follow soon.
These are moments that we, at the library, are particularly proud of.
Support dogs: These dogs visit the library each week to encourge students to read. Students who struggle with their reading or who are reluctant to read become very keen when reading to Milo and Lulu.
Book Review Competition: During term 1 students were asked to write a book review. The winner was Bessie Moseley.
Kid's Lit Quiz:
The Kids Lit Quiz is a international competition.
Students took part in the Coventry heat on Friday November 16th. Students had to be 13 or under by June 2019.
Congratulations Angela Yusuf, Paula Yusuf, Sheikh Adama Njie and Barry Williams represented Ernesford Grange at the Kids Lit Quiz regional heats. They did absolutely brilliantly coming 7th out of 18 teams, with Sheikh and Angela both answering some very tricky questions between each round.
Any students interested in taking part in next years quiz should come and see Miss Collins in the library.
Student Librarians meet every Wednesday lunchtime in the library. Students complete a six point training program before receiving their student library badge. Any students interested should see Miss Collins in the library or come along on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Reading Week 2019:
Each year the school has a reading week. This year its Monday March 4th to Friday March 8th. This includes World Book Day Thursday 7th March. There will be lots of exciting activities over the week as well as students receiving their £1 World Book Day vouchers!
Watch this space for more information.
We are also going to have a Scholastic Book Fair from Monday 25th March until Friday 29th March. This is a great opportunity for students to spend their WBD vouchers, as well as to buy some of the most recent excellent reads. The WBD vouchers can be spent on special £1 WBD books or can be used towards the full price of a book.
Last year's World Book Day, 2018 was a great success with teachers dressing up as their favourite book characters adding to the fun!
In November 2018 students from EGA visited our multi-trust school Sidney Stringer academy to attend and author talk by A F Harrold.
Board Game Friday:
On Friday lunchtimes, students are invited to come to the library and play word games. If you think that you can beat Mrs Elliott at Scrabble, why not come along and give it a go!