The Libraries of The Hart School are committed to supporting the best possible education for its students so that they can become confident and flexible adults, able to design and shape their world.
The Libraries exist to actively support and enhance learning and teaching within the Academies. They contain a wide variety of resources which aim to make learning an enjoyable experience, as well as encouraging reading for pleasure.
Who Works in the Library?
When Is the Library Open?
What Can Be Borrowed From the Library?
Mrs A Adams is the Libraries Manager & Mrs D Powell is the Assistant Librarian.
The library is open every school day from 8.30am until 3.10pm. Students are welcome at both breaks and lunchtimes, and classes can use the library all day.
Students can borrow up to two items for two weeks. We have information books for homework and for general interest, a wide range of fiction, DVDs and audio books available to borrow.
What Else Happens At The Library?
What Happens If Something Is Lost Or Damaged?
How Can You Find Out What Is In The Libraries?
Students are welcome to use the 6 PCs for study, homework or general research; games are not allowed. Miss Thornton and Mrs Adams are always available to help with finding resources and information, and to advise on reading.
We have a Games Club once a week, with Chess, Boggle, cards, draughts etc.
We have a Comic Book Club once a week where students can write and illustrate their own stories.
We have a team of student librarians who help with the running of the library, and we recruit new members to that team every year.
There is a wide range of magazines to enjoy, such as Horrible Histories, Simpsons, Match, Bliss and National Geographic Kids. We also take a newspaper written especially for school-aged readers.
We have had author visits, and hold activities to celebrate special events such as World Book Day.
We want everyone to have the benefit of all the resources in the library, so if a student loses or damages something, we have to charge the replacement cost of the item, so that we can buy it again.