Love our Libraries

Love our Libraries

Love our Libraries provides online training, resources and research for those working in school libraries.

About the programme

Our school libraries research review shows that school libraries have a positive impact on all areas of pupils’ learning, including the development of reading and writing skills, their wellbeing and overall academic attainment.

Good school libraries also contribute to the development of a reading for pleasure culture. When effectively run by knowledgeable staff, with a range of high quality books and resources, good school libraries can transform whole school reading provision.

Many schools have limited resources and space. Love our Libraries provides inspiration and ideas that will help schools transform reading in their school communities whatever their current provision is.

Online training

We provide evidence-based online training which includes resources to help schools audit and develop their reading for pleasure provision, putting school libraries at the heart of their reading communities. Please read the login instructions before you begin.

The training includes:

  • How to improve your knowledge of children’s books and school library collection

  • How to create an effective reading environment

  • How to engage the whole school community in reading for pleasure

Access the training now.

Further library projects

  • Puffin World of Stories

    Puffin World of Stories

    We work in partnership with organisations like Penguin Random House to run inspirational projects such as Puffin World of Stories.
    Learn more
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    Great School Libraries

    We are pleased to support the Great School Libraries campaign, a three year campaign spearheaded by SLA, CILIP SLG and CILIP.
    Learn more

Success stories

Our research shows that school libraries have a positive impact on all areas of pupils’ learning.