The Library is opening this week, starting from the 6th October! Each year group will have a “preview day” at lunchtime. That’s so we can make sure you all get a chance to see our great new Library!
- Tuesday 6th October – Year 6
- Wednesday 7th October – Year 7
- Thursday 8th October – Year 8
- Friday 9th October – Year 9
- Monday 12th October – Year 10
- Tuesday 13th October – Year 11
Years 12 and 13 are welcome in on any lunchtime and during their study periods.
Hoping to see you in our Library!
Well, we were ready to open and the new chairs arrived, so everything was great. Then we realised that the chairs did not fit properly under the tables – so we borrowed some from the hall! Anyway, watch out for the announcement…….
Opening very soon!
We have reached another great milestone!
All of the boxes of books from the old library have now been unpacked on to the new shelving. Also, loads of new Fiction has been added. Have a look at the pictures below and also at the slideshow lower down this page for the latest photos!
Graphic Novel collection
Don’t these look great! Mrs Robinson and the rest of the Library Committee are working hard to get the new Library open as soon as possible – it won’t be long.
By the way – thanks for the speedy shelving are due to Mrs Robinson’s sons, Luke and Mark, who came in to help during the summer holidays and also in the last couple of weeks!
The new furniture has now been fitted – apart from a few finishing touches! All who have seen it say it looks fantastic – thanks to Tom & Richard from Tarver’s!
Today, Mrs Robinson tried out the first book on the shelves:
First book on the new shelves!
Exciting times! All of the library equipment, books and resources was moved into the new space on Friday so that Room 9 could be cleared for use again. The furniture fitters are now finishing off the last touches – cupboards, worktops, desk and so on. Then Mrs Robinson will be able to get in and start unpacking!
Pile of boxes to unpack!
There are huge piles of boxes across the library, consisting of all the old stock plus loads of new books. All of these will be put on the shelves as quickly as possible with new signing and guiding to help everyone find what they are looking for.
Lots of new furniture and equipment is also being delivered. It will be great fun unpacking this and putting it all into place!
Staff are welcome to pop in at any time to see the progress. Students will be shown around as soon as possible.
The final plan is now ready!
As you can see from the photographs in the previous post, the Library is now being decorated and the woodwork made. Very soon, the new carpet will be laid and blinds fitted. The furniture will be laid out according to this plan.
The plan below shows you where the old walls have been removed and new ones built.
Note: the Librarian’s Desk shown here is not the correct version.
Library Plan showing changes
Here is a rough version of the plan for our library refurbishment. There are still some areas to be “tweaked” and improved, but at least it will give you an idea of what it will look like:
If you click on the image above, you will be able to see a larger version. Please add comments on this post as I would like to have feedback from the school community and other visitors to the site!
Just a quick post to update readers with the current situation.
Over May Half Term, the library was virtually emptied out. All of the stock had been boxed up during the term and was then taken to Room 9, together with any equipment that we need for the new library. Mrs Robinson will be working in Room 9 until the end of August, getting new resources and equipment ready, planning the new library and developing web-based services.
The old wall between the library and Room 8 was removed and the honour boards taken down and stored safely. These have been carefully photographed to ensure that we have a good record of the names. Eventually, we will re-create the boards in a new format and we are planning on making a very special book with the photographs.
Furniture that is not needed for the refurbishment is being taken away and used in other parts of the school.
The work will begin on the floor on the very first day of the summer holidays – exciting times!
Mrs Robinson will continue to post here during the summer with updates on the development and some “tasters” to show you some of the new resources that she is purchasing for the library.
Watch this space!
Mrs Robinson is beginning to pack up the library stock this week. The Library needs to be cleared about before Half Term as work starts then on taking down the wall between the Library and Room 8.
You only have a few days left if you want to borrow books for the holidays!