'Encouraging Your Child’s Reading for Pleasure: Our school library now has an online catalogue and students are able to log in to view their respective library accounts (loans / returns / reservations) and browse the catalogue of available books'.

After visiting here you may want to return to our English page to have a look at the reading lists recommended by teachers, parents and children.

Our school is strongly committed to improving literacy and knows the importance of reading for pleasure. There is good evidence to suggest that young people who read for pleasure daily perform better in reading tests than those who never do. We want to encourage children to enjoy reading and to read a wide range of good quality literature.

I am delighted to inform you that the school has recently made a significant investment in our library with the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue. The new system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online and pupils are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books and other library resources.

The system includes a fantastic new feature called ‘Who Next’ which recommends new books and authors based on the books that your child has already read. You will be able to use this feature at home to help your child select their next book.

You can access the system via the following link: Library Login Portal

There is also an App called ‘iMLS’, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android & Windows Phone 7. This App can be freely downloaded from the App Store (Apple), Google Play or Marketplace

Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading, will help to support our commitment to improving literacy standards.

If you would like details of your child’s username and password so that you can use the new app to also track their reading history and borrowing patterns, please contact the school librarian, Mrs R Chidgey, or the school at 01227 464119, or alternative via the Contact Us option on our site.
Headteachers: Mrs Laura Cutts & Mrs Sarah Heaney Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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