Eastbury Library is located in the centre of the school building, and its mission is to engage our learner in effective independent study. It is stocked with fiction and non-fiction books and currently houses over 2000 resources. The non-fiction section is in the process of being orgainsed in the dual decimal system. This is to prepare our young people for future educational development. In addition to books, the library contains computers and printers which allow access to the school network, VLE and the internet. There are also subject specific magazines and a diverse selection of daily newspapers, ranging from The Financial Times to The Guardian.
Monday-Friday (term-time only): 8.05am- 4.30pm
Activities in the Library
An after school Homework Club is held in the School Library every evening. The library is open until 4.30pm every day, apart from the last day of each full term when the opening times may vary. In Homework Club the students have the opportunity to work in a quiet and studious environment making use of all the library resources and as well as the librarian.
During the school day the library is open at all times with lunchtime and the morning break being particularly busy. Sixth formers can spend their free periods in the library in silent study.
Local event information is also available in the library.
There is a monthly sixth form book-club.
The Library is managed by Ms J Devon who is assisted by sixth form students and a team of student librarians from years 7–11.
Numerous book lists are available, covering popular fiction reads for different reading abilities and titles related to specific topics. In addition our non-fiction and resources section provides books and periodicals on a large number of subjects and interests.
Throughout the year the Library supports a number of events including the Accelerated Reader Scheme, competitions highlighting important dates in the calendar and various education trips. Our current charity event is “Bookmarks for Christmas” which all students and staff can purchase, and all proceeds will go to a local charity.
The school library works closely with Barking and Dagenham Library, and we are continuously invited to attend their events such as author visits.
A team of parent volunteers support in the library, assisting with library duties and reading schemes for students. There is also a monthly book club.
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