At Selborne, we are passionate about reading and make it a priority. We know that reading unlocks access to learning in all subjects, and our aim is to encourage the children to develop a love of books and a passion for reading. Our reading motto is ‘Reading is our Window to a New World’. In order to facilitate the love of reading, we have an attractive and well-stocked library containing a diverse range of books that the children enjoy; they themselves have chosen many of the books! Each class has a weekly timetabled library slot, in which the children are encouraged to return and borrow a book of their choice, as well as read and relax in the inviting, comfortable space.
Every Tuesday and Friday lunchtime, the Year 5 Junior librarians meet up to ensure the library is tidy and well-presented. They also have an opportunity to stock up the library shelves with new and exciting books as well as discuss ideas and plan displays and new book orders for the library. Their love of reading and the passion that they have for the school library contributes to the library being a space that all of our children love!