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Advocacy for school libraries

Added 26 Sep 2018 | Updated 24 Sep 19


Our school libraries research review demonstrates that school libraries can play a vital role in contributing to pupils’ success.

The research found that pupils who use the school library are more likely to enjoy reading, see themselves as good readers and think more positively about reading.

This resource can help you advocate for your school library to support a reading community in your school and ensure the school library is used effectively.

Using this resource

This resource can help you develop your school library provision and demonstrate the wide ranging impact an effective school library can have in your school.

It covers the topics you’ll need to think about to improve your school library, including:

  • How to encourage pupils to use the library
  • Staffing
  • The library environment
  • Linking the library to the national curriculum
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