Opening Times: 7.15am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
Visiting times for Parents and Carers: 7.15am-8.00am, and 2.30pm-4.00pm.
EY1 parents can also visit between 12.45pm-1:00pm.
The Library offers resources and programs designed to foster a lifelong love of books and reading, and to help students develop critically important research and digital literacy skills.
With a collection of more than 5,500 books and digital resources specifically for our primary-aged students, the Library aims to meet the needs of all learners. Parents, nannies and school staff also have access to our collection of books and online resources.
We also have a “makerspace” where children can explore and create with a variety of crafts.
HOW THE LIBRARY IS USED
All classes visit the Library for at least one lesson every week, utilising the resources and reading spaces to conduct planned reading activities, then to return and borrow books. The Library also offers a daily programme of lunchtime activities including board games, film showings and mindfulness.
OTHER LIBRARY SERVICES
The Library offers after-school activities through Shrewsbury’s “You-Time!” programme, with a reading club called Kids Lit Genius.
The Library subscribes to Tumblebooks which are animated stories designed to help those learning to read.
Parents can request log-in details to access this collection themselves, by contacting the Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
Not sure what to read next? Finished all the books in your favourite series? Look out for Book Reviews in the Library Notices above to find out which books are recommended by our Library staff.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
The Library organises a number of special events throughout the school year. There are author visits, book fairs, family reading challenges and more.
Recent author visits have included UK writer and illustrator Jayne Schofield, and sustainability activist Stephen Swinburne.
Shrewsbury is part of a network of schools that organises The Bangkok Book Awards. This takes place in the spring term and the winner is chosen by our students.
The highlight of the Library’s calendar is Book Week - which features a reading fair, costume parades, a book swap and special storytimes.
We love to hear from you and welcome any suggestions or feedback.
To learn about events, new books and resources, please visit the Library.
Donna is a qualified teacher with a post-graduate diploma in Children’s Literature and a Masters of Education in Teacher Librarianship. She has taught internationally for many years in Australia, Singapore and Thailand.
Her hobbies are reading, travel, sailing and more reading. One of Donna’s favourite children’s writers is Morris Gleiitzman, author of Two Weeks with the Queen, Loyal Creatures, and many others.
Rachel is from British Columbia, Canada. She is an experienced international teacher with a degree in Primary Education. She is currently completing her Diploma in Teacher-Librarianship while interning in the library here at Shrewsbury City Campus.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys playing tabletop board games, hiking and of course reading. Two of her favourite books are Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and Factfulness by Hans Rosling. She also loves reading books by Robert Munsch to children as they provide ample opportunity for drama and flair.