Library

Library and Learning Resources Centre

 

‘At that moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold in to a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.’

 

Ashlawn’s modern Library and Learning Resources Centre is located on the school’s West Site and reopened in 2009 after extensive building works and refurbishment.

With the addition of a mezzanine level students have access to 36 networked computers providing internet access, along with a printed catalogue of approaching 20,000 titles. We subscribe to a comprehensive range of periodicals, magazines and newspapers as well as number of websites all of which students are able to access from home.

 

‘The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go’

 

On entry to the school all members of the school community automatically become members of the library and are encouraged to borrow books and use the facilities on a regular basis. The library seeks to support the teaching and learning activities initiated by all departments and is well used by both staff and students during lesson time, break and lunch.

All students entering the school in Year 7 will have a library induction giving them the opportunity to find out how a library works and to discover what facilities and resources are available to them in their school library.

 

‘Books aren’t just made of words; they are filled with PLACES to go and PEOPLE to meet.’

 

2012 saw the introduction of a Lower School Book Club (Yrs7 – 9) which has gone from strength to strength and new members are always welcome. The provision of the book club promotes reading for pleasure, both at school and at home and encourages literacy across the curriculum due to the subject nature of the books. It supports their wider reading by introducing students to a new range of authors and texts they may not otherwise have considered as well as providing them with opportunities to have an independent choice of reading material while the weekly meetings support their comprehension of full book texts by encouraging them to discuss what they have read and form their own opinions.

Each year we participate in the Warwickshire Schools Library Service Book Award which builds on the practices of the Book Club by encouraging them to read set books with the end goal of meeting one, if not all, of the authors of the books they have read for the award.

 

‘I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the pages of a book I can be anybody.’

 

The Library is open throughout the school day and is staffed by Mrs Sue Mills, the school’s full-time Librarian, who is always on hand to offer help.

The school Stationery Shop is also located in the School Library where a good range of essential stationery is available to buy, from pencils to scientific calculators (Maths department recommended) and everything in between and all at very competitive prices.

Ashlawn School Stationery Shop

(LOCATED IN THE LIBRARY – PLEASE ASK AT THE ISSUE DESK)

Price List (per item)

A4  2 Ring Binder

95p

 

A4 Lined Writing Pad – with margin

 

1.00

Artists Drawing Pens - Pack of 4 assorted sizes

                                          - Single pen

 

4.20

1.10

Biro – Black / Blue / Green / Red

5p

 

Calculator – Scientific (dual powered)

7.00

 

Coloured Pencils (pack of 12 assorted)

95p

 

Compass

35p

 

Dividers for A4 folder –  5 part

                                                10 part

 

75p

95p

Glue Stick (Large)

45p

Handwriting Pens – Black / Blue

45p

Highlighters

25p

 

Ink Pen (assorted colours) with 1 blue cartridge

 

1.50

Ink Cartridges (pack  50) – Black / Blue

1.50

 

Maths Exercise Books – A Level

50p

Memory Stick – 8GB

4.00

 

Pencils – HB / 2B

                  6B

5p

97p

 

Pencil Case – Large Clear (Suitable for Exams)

                          Small Clear (Suitable for Exams)

60p

50p

 

Pencil Sharpener (Canister)

 

30p

Poly Pockets (better quality with green strip) –100

                           

1.50

 

Protractor

10p

 

Plastic Wallet with Popper

35p

 

Revision Cards (pack of 100)

75p

Rubbers

20p

 

Ruler – 15cm

               30cm

15p

20p

Sticky Notes (100 sheets per pad)

30p

White Boards (Used in Maths)

1.00

Whiteboard Eraser

40p

 

Whiteboard Marker – Black / Coloured

 

50p

 

OTHER ITEMS NOT SHOWN ON THE LIST MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE - PLEASE ASK AT THE DESK

PRICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON PURCHASE PRICE AT THE TIME

Opening Times (in the Library)

8.30am – 3.30pm

 (Except Wednesday lunchtime)

  After School until 4.25pm (except Friday)

 

For further information please contact the School Librarian:

Mrs S Mills   01788 573425 (ext 439)   

millss@ashlawn.org.uk

 

‘Enquiring minds use the Library.’