I am Mrs Kelly – your school librarian. I grew up in the United States and I love helping students find the right book for them.
I’m Ms Slingsby, an English teacher and head of whole school literacy. I also run the book club on Monday lunchtimes and love talking about books.
1 Come in sensibly and quietly.
2 Put your bag under a chair and your planner on the desk. If no chair is available, please come back later.
3 If you are only wanting to exchange books, you may do so, but must leave when Mrs Kelly asks you to.
4 DO NOT eat or drink. Take your water bottle into the corridor.
5 If you are too loud, disrespectful to any member of staff or other student, or are not sitting on a chair with your planner in front of you, Mrs Kelly will ask you to leave and issue behaviour points.
6 If you take a book off the shelf, put it back in the SAME PLACE. If you can’t find the correct place, use the blue box.
7 Look after the books and each other. Be kind and respectful.
HOW TO CHOOSE A BOOK
>Look at reviews and talk to your friends about what they are reading
>Look at the covers – what do the colours, font styles and images suggest about the style of book?
>Check the AR number – does it fit your ZPD? Is it challenging enough?
>Read the blurb (the words on the back) – do you think you’d like the characters, plot and setting?
>Read the first page – do you like the writing style?
>If you don’t like it – don’t check it out! Put it back where you found it or in a blue box. Then try looking again…