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School libraries are an essential resource that can have a huge impact on children's enjoyment of reading and their education in general. They are uniquely placed to support all areas of the curriculum, as well as reading for pleasure, and therefore it is vital that they are welcoming, accessible and full of exciting & relevant resources. Research continues to point to the positive difference a good school library can have on children and their attainment.

 

The Book Activist is well-versed in the requirements of school library design, ensuring the library meets the needs of all its users and is reflective of school policy and planning.  Advice can be given on design, library collection, areas for investment, marketing, staffing and reading engagement.

 

"The Book Activist was the inspiration and driving force behind the creation of our school library. She is an inspiring person to work with who helps you to go beyond expectations and create a really great library."

Head of Pre-prep, Ardingly College

 

"The only thing you absolutely need to know is the location of the library."

Albert Einstein

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The Book Activist's experience of teaching, working with students & teachers and as a manager in schools, has enhanced her understanding of how best to integrate reading into the curriculum and establish a reading culture in schools. A hands-on approach is offered to support school staff with effective implementation of reading initiatives.  Advocacy days are also available to encourage and inspire library staff.  

Bespoke packages and competitive pricing are available. Email thebookactivist@gmail.com for more information.

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"We would not hesitate to recommend The Book Activist to help you to create a child-centred, inviting and engaging reading space to help promote reading for pleasure!"

Literacy Co-ordinator, Warden Park Primary

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