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The Library

The Library supports teaching across all departments at Trinity School and our aim is to encourage and nurture a love of reading in every child.  We place value on every student regardless of ability in their journey as an individual reader, recommending books which will also positively challenge and extend their abilities in literacy and comprehension.  We are supported by Library Ambassadors who assist in the running of lunchtime and after school book clubs and general library tasks.

Whether you need to research for homework or choose a book to read for your leisure, you are very welcome in the Library.  The Library Managers are happy to assist students with any queries they may have. We ask that you be kind and respectful to one another and keep noise to a minimum.  The Library is a quiet and peaceful space, let’s work together to keep it this way for the benefit of everyone.

Please refer to the Library Code of Conduct for the full list of expectations.


Library - Key Information

Library Managers: Mrs Radford and Mrs Sullivan

Email: library@trinitysevenoaks.com

Opening Times:

Before School

8.30am - 8.45am

Breaktime

10.15am - 10.35am

Lunchtime

12.35pm - 1.25pm

After School

3.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Students wishing to use the library at lunchtime will need to collect a pass at breaktime.

Sometimes the library is closed for meetings, training, exams etc, please check the sign on the door before entering.

How the Library works

  • Find what you want to borrow.
  • Have your book issued and stamped at the issue desk (see the Library Manager).
  • Look after the books while you have them.  Students may borrow 1 book at a time for up to 2 weeks.
  • Return on time (due date is stamped on the book) or see the Library Manager to renew.
  • Make sure the book is scanned back in at the issue desk.

Trinity Library charges a replacement book cost of £5 on any overdue, lost or damaged books.  If a student cannot return something on time, please see the Library Manager who will be happy to renew it for FREE.

Students are reminded that most resources in the library are in some sort of order and need to be kept in the right place. Books taken off the shelf can be left on the returns trolley but borrowed resources must be returned to the issue desk, so they can be put back in the correct place.

KS3 students are unable to borrow KS4/Young Adult books unless they have written permission from their parents/carers.  Please contact the Library Managers for further details.

Students are asked to follow The Library Rules (Code of Conduct) which is displayed in the library and outlined below.  Students will be asked to leave the library if they disrupt the work and pleasure of others.

Resources

Computers

Students are permitted to use the computers in the library outside of lessons. They are for school work, research or homework - not for playing games.


Books

Books in the library are generally fiction/stories or non-fiction/information.

There is a main non-fiction section where most of the subject information books are.  These books are arranged in number order.  Each subject has its own ‘class’ or ‘Dewey’ number and these books are organised on the shelves by their class number ranging from 0 to 999.

Other non-fiction sections include a ‘reference section’ with GCSE revision guides and specific subject information books, and a ‘careers’ area to help students with decisions about their future when they leave Trinity.  New to the library is a Self Help and Support Books Section with a selection of books available to support and encourage students.

There is also a bi monthly magazine entitled Teen Breathe for students to look through.

A selection of monthly subscription magazines are also available.

Fiction (story) books are in many sections of the library and are arranged in author surname order. The main ones are, general fiction and ‘young adult’ which includes sixth form fiction with recommendations from the English Department’

There is a large section for the Accelerated Reader scheme.  This section includes fiction and non-fiction books which are arranged in book level order, ranging from 0 to 15.  Also included in this section is a selection of dyslexia friendly books.

Others include ‘graphic literature’, ‘classic novels, ‘and Christian fiction.

Co-curricular Activities

 

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SESTBA: Reading Group meets bi-weekly Wednesday lunchtimes. Please visit their website for further details.

 

Book Club

Book Club – Thursday after school

 

 

WBD - DragonsExciting activities take place for World Book Day in March and National Poetry Day in October.

 

 

Book related competitions run every term.  Prizes awarded for every entry.

Library Code of Conduct

PLEASE REMEMBER when you use the library:

1.  

The books are in order so please keep them that way - books taken off the shelf can be left on the returns trolley but borrowed resources must be returned to the desk.

2.

Food and drink should not be consumed in the library.

3.

Sensible behaviour is expected.

4. 

Speaking quietly enables others to read or work.

5.

Taking care with the furniture ensures a pleasant environment.

6.

Books need careful handling, or they fall apart. Be careful with food and drink in your bag.

7. 

Politeness to staff and each other is expected.

8.

Books need to be returned on time to enable other students to use them.

 

Reading Lists

In our Documents Zone below you can download comprehensive lists of suggested books across year groups 7 to 10.  

The Interest Level indicates which age group a book is suitable for, based on the content and theme.

Interest Level

Age (in years)
LY - Lower Years

5-8 years

MY - Middle Years

9-13 years

MY+ - Middle Years+

12+ years

UY - Upper Years

14+ years

 

Online Resources

Kent Libraries

Google Scholar

BBC Bitesize

 

Documents

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