Our Librarian, Mrs Matthews is assisted in the Boddington Library by a team of pupil librarians who are trained to issue and return books, deal with enquiries and carry out other jobs, such as shelving and book covering.
The Prep School (Boddington) Library is situated in a central location within the school, in the former Orangery.
Between both the Prep and Pre-Prep libraries, approximately 10,000 books are available to our children. These include picture books, quick reads, longer novels, and a full range of non-fiction books classified using the Dewey Decimal Classification System. The Pre-Prep Library has a large selection of story sacks, containing a book and a related toy or puppet. The Boddington Library has a range of educational magazines and newspapers, which may be either looked at in the library or borrowed. The Prep School Library also has computers and a bank of tablets.
Pupils may borrow up to two items at a time and the library catalogue is also available online, allowing access both in school and from home.
There is a wide range of events and book-related activities taking place each term; including author visits, themed displays, quizzes and competitions, testing for book awards, and storytimes.
We celebrate national book events, such as Roald Dahl Day in September, National Poetry Day in October, and World Book Day in March. On a Thursday afternoon, children can choose a Reading Group activity that meets to discuss authors and books. During the Summer Term, the group shadows the prestigious Carnegie and Greenaway book awards and votes for their favourite title.