School Library Service

School Library Service

primary school buildingFor the most current and up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 and support for schools and settings during the wider re-opening phase, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. Any COVID-19 resources on our team pages are still relevant and useful but are more general or relate to earlier phases of lockdown and partial school closures. Many of our general resources will also be useful at this time.


Welcome to the School Library Service

Working with schools to inspire readers and raise reading standards


Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

Have fun in December with our 'Christmas Countdown' advent calendar.  We have selected 24 picture books with activities to keep your pupils busy up to the Big Day!  Some have downloadable resources.

Click to download ... Advent Calendar, Book List, Day 1 download, Day 3 download, Day 7 download, Day 18 download


World Kindness Day, Odd Socks Day, Anti-Bullying Week, November 2020

Our experienced Library Advisors have selected a range of books on bullying, kindness and hope for KS1, KS2 and Teen titles, 15 in each list.

Schools can purchase them at a special price for the set or order individual titles.
Subscribing schools can opt to have these as part of their exchange allocation.

Email us at or ring us at the centre on 01392 287244.


New Hot Reads Lists

For Subscribing Schools, the new Hot Read lists are available from the SLS shop subscription content.

For Non-subscribing Schools, you can now purchase a new ‘Hot Reads Package’ click here for details.


We are also a Bookshop!

Buy your new stock direct from us at 20% off the rrp includes free plastic jackets, stationery and delivery.

Contact the centre for details.



Boost your children's vocabulary and develop a whole school approach to teaching vocabulary with our new Introduction to Teaching Vocabulary FREE online course.

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