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Bloomberg Coronation Libraries


About the Programme

The Bloomberg Coronation Libraries programme will support 25 primary schools across Islington and Croydon during the 2023/24 academic year to develop their school book corners and library spaces in honour of the 2023 Coronation.

The school library should be at the heart of a school's reading community. By participating your school will receive the training, resources and books needed to develop your reading for pleasure culture and inspire pupils to become life-long readers.

What participating schools get

  • 300 new books

    A diverse selection of titles including favourite authors and exciting new voices from a variety of UK publishers

  • Training

    Online training building knowledge around reading for pleasure delivered by the National Literacy Trust, and in-person event to build your reading for pleasure network

  • Exciting resources

    To help encourage reading for pleasure across the whole school, including a Reading Zone of soft furnishings and shelving, and a screen-free audio book player, with audiobooks.

  • Newsletter

    Regular Primary School Library Alliance newsletter containing inspiration, activities, events and free resources to develop knowledge and practice

  • National Literacy Trust Membership

    A year of membership providing access to resources and tools to support reading and literacy across the whole school

  • Author events

    Online and/or in-person access to high quality author events with current, popular and diverse authors to inspire reading and writing for pleasure

Take part in the programme

Each year we recruit primary schools to participate in the programme from a range of geographic areas, allowing participating schools to build a local reading for pleasure network.

The Bloomberg Coronation Libraries Programme will take place in 25 primary schools across Croydon and Islington.

Register your interest in the programme and any future opportunities by emailing us at

If your school is not in Croydon or Islington you can find out about our other school libraries programmes here.