School library service

For first rate resources and information which support reading and learning you need the School Library Service.

Available to nurseries and primary, secondary and special schools the service provide a range of up to date resources which support the National Curriculum and Reading for Pleasure work. We also offer training, advice and practical solutions to help you provide an excellent library service.

What we offer

  • Non-fiction books– to support the National Curriculum
  • Fiction books – from board books to teenage fiction
  • Resource packs – enhancement boxes, author collections etc.
  • Reader development initiatives and activities
  • Access to local study collections
  • Advice/ consultancy
  • Information re reading and library developments
  • Library planning /reorganisations
  • Training for school staff


Option  1: full package


  • Early years collections (board books, picture books, story sacks)
  • Class or library fiction loans (from picture books to adult novels)
  • Non-fiction resources to support all curriculum areas (includes DVDs and resource packs)
  • Reading sets including plays and poetry – for class or book club use or as part of Chatterbooks sessions.  Adult titles also available for teachers/parents reading groups
  • Author packs
  • Story sacks
  • Enhancement boxes (objects, artefacts, ephemera)
  • All resource loans are delivered to and collected from schools at the beginning and end of each term


  • Involvement in the Library Service Creative Writing Competition and awards ceremony
  • Involvement in the Library Service Summer Reading Challenge
  • Access to author visits/sessions
  • Introductory library sessions at the public library
  • Staff meetings to raise awareness of initiatives, resources and updates
  • An audit of library resources and provision in school


  • Information and enquiry service on library and resource issues (telephone and e mail)
  • Library advice and consultation on issues such as resource selection and reading events
  • E mail updates
  • Termly newsletter
  • Information Pack – catalogue of services and resources


  • Library planning and reorganisations
  • Reader in Residence (more information on request)
  • Training and INSET
  • Author visits
  • Chatterbooks (reading and book clubs) six sessions including resources
  • Story sessions in school
  • Creative writing workshops (more information on request)
  • Audit of library resources with written report
  • Local studies collections and workshops
  • Advice and consultation

What our customers say

“Thank you so much for the WWII evacuee suitcase – what a wonderful resource.” A MacKay, Kirkby C of E Primary School

“It’s lovely to see the children’s faces when the boxes of books are being unpacked.” J. Albertina, Mosscroft Primary School
“ Excellent service. We appreciate the resources. Can’t u8nderstand why more schools don’t buy in” Pat Cooney, St. Marie’s.

Or “Thank you for our last minute project loans. The class will be able to use and enjoy the books as part of their Vikings topic” A MacKay, Kirkby C of E

Get a quote or find out more

Contact Pauline Threlfall on 0151 443 4285, email or request more information


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