Welcome to the Broxbourne School Library page. The Library is a vibrant part of the school where students read, undertake private study, complete homework and take Reading Pro quizzes. The Library is buzzing after school when Top Up Club allows students to get help with their homework.
The sixth form study area which overlooks the Library from the mezzanine level brings a calming, scholarly atmosphere and is an inspiration to younger students. We encourage students to relax with a good book on our bean bags in front of our floor-to-ceiling windows or get down to serious study at the tables. The Library is stocked with a variety of books covering a wide range of genres and subjects which can be borrowed by both students and staff. Up to three fiction and three non-fiction titles can be taken out at any one time.
There are also regular Library lessons to support literacy. A key tool to support literacy is the Reading Pro scheme. Each student in Year 7 and Year 8 is expected to read at least one book every 2 weeks. As Reading Pro monitors each student’s reading, comprehension skills, and the amount of reading they undertake, it is a good aid to measure a student’s progress and can be a great motivator for encouraging reading.
The Library has regular displays which highlight Library topics and reflect our diverse Broxbourne community.
The library is open from 8.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am until 3.00pm on Friday.
We look forward to seeing you in the library!
Keep children reading with the Winter Mini Challenge
The Reading Agency’s Winter Mini Challenge starts from 1 December and finishes on Sunday 16 January 2022.
The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep up their reading habits over the winter holidays, with a free-to-access website featuring rewards and incentives for reading and reviewing books.
The Winter Mini Challenge is run through the Reading Agency year-round children's website www.readingagency.co.uk. To take part, children simply read three books or more - these can be any books of their choice. Every time they finish a book, they add it to their Challenge website profile and leave a short book review. Reaching their online reading goal will unlock a special virtual badge and a new Wild World Hero certificate to print off and keep. They can also find fun activities, videos and reading recommendations.
Children will be able to join the Wild World Heroes (characters from this year’s Summer Reading Challenge) once again as they embark on an Arctic Adventure to find out about the creatures that live there and the environmental issues facing this remote place. Please do not forget to remind children to visit their local and school library where they will find plenty of new and exciting books to choose from and borrow for free over the Christmas holidays and help them take part in the challenge.
Please see below for copies of our library newsletters