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Celebrating the Important Role of School Libraries

4 October 2020
Celebrating the Important Role of School Libraries

Books shape our world and provide children with a spectrum of ideas and stories which are waiting to be explored. That’s why Shaw C of E Primary School is proud to be joining schools around the world in celebrating International School Library Month.

Organised globally by the International Association of Librarians, this month is an opportunity for children to learn more about books, knowledge, and the joy of the written word. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Why I Love My School Library’. Our school library is a calm and relaxing space for young people to develop unique interests and lose themselves in one of a great selection of books.

Our library was completely refurbished two years ago using money raise by the school's very active PTA PAFOS - Parents and Friend of Shaw. This year, we have "virtually" re-opened our fabulous library. We have done this by taking boxes of assorted books to each class bubble. Children are then encouraged to borrow from these collections and the books are then quarantined on return before being enjoyed by other class members.

Books and reading are the "keys to the kingdom" in primary schools. Every teacher at Shaw School is utterly committed to supporting and encouraging reading, whether that be in the interactive, online world of on-screen books or curing up with a book in a cosy spot. We can't wait until we can all use our Library space once again, but until then we still have hundreds of books at our fingertips.

We are excited to recognise this event and to celebrate librarians as we continue to promote the link between literacy, creativity, and academic progress.

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