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Love our Libraries case study

Added 08 Oct 2018 | Updated 14 Feb 20


This wonderful case study demonstrates how one school librarian used the Love our Libraries online course to help her develop a whole school community of readers. Discover how effective a school library can be when all members of a school community are able to participate in library activities, get involved in looking after the library and have a say in how it is run.

The case study reflects how the knowledge from each module of the training course has been influential in transforming the reading culture in the school and features examples that could be applied in any primary school setting:

  • The importance of the school library and reading for pleasure
  • Children’s books
  • Creating the library environment
  • Creating a reading community

Ideas include:

  • Books displays
  • Reading celebration events such as World Book Day, Harry Potter Book Night
  • Author visits
  • Book groups
  • Using social media to support a reading culture

This resource would be a brilliant way to evidence how an effectively run school library can impact on the whole school community and how an effective school librarian can be so influential in establishing a culture of reading in school.

The Love our Libraries online course, funded by the Foyle Foundation, helps primary school staff develop the skills and knowledge they need to transform their school libraries. Find out more here.

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