Welcome to the Junior Library at Brigidine School Windsor. This is a special place for junior members of the school community to listen to stories, borrow books and find answers to questions.
When do I visit the Library?
You will visit the Library at least once a week with your Class teacher to exchange books and listen to stories with the Librarian. For Years 3 and upwards you learn how to be real researchers hunting for information amongst our large selection of non-fiction books. The Library has many picture books for younger pupils and a large collection of fiction books for Years 4, 5 and 6.
How to I find a book?
Books are organized according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System but, to make it easy to find items, all books are colour coded according to topic. All Junior School Pupils can borrow up two books per week.
The Library is a very lively and busy place. In addition to your weekly class visit, the Librarian organizes visits by authors, storytellers and poets. In the past we have met the storytellers Alec Williams, Mick Gower and John Harris. Our 2013 World Book Day celebrations included a visit by the author Christopher Lloyd and his famous What on Earth? Wallbook series. We have also have taken part in a Fairy Craft morning based on the very successful fairy books by Gwyneth Rees.
Our School is a keen participant in library events including the Berkshire Book Festival, World Book Day, National Storytelling Week, Readathon and Childrenís Book Week. Our Year 5 and 6 pupils are proud to be a testing group for the Red House Childrenís Book Award. And itís great when we take part in shadowing the Kate Greenaway Award. We get the chance to be a real judge and choose our favourite book and the Librarian adds our comments to the Shadowing website.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Library in the near future.