School Library

The library is a welcoming place for choosing books, independent study, quiet reading and research.

There is a regularly updated and extensive range of fiction and non-fiction which reflects the expansion of children’s and young adult fiction. New titles and classic fiction can be borrowed and reserved as well as a range of non-fiction for both study and leisure interests.

Students can take up to 2 books for up to 2 weeks and the library also lends DVDs and revision guides. Students can also suggest titles they’d like the library to purchase by filling out a request card or speaking with the librarians .

The library promotes reading for pleasure with regular displays, student competitions and activities. Students can also access reference books for use in the library.


Opening Times

This week, the library will be open for the following times:

Monday 8am - 4.30pm Library open before school, break, lunch and after school
Tuesday 8am - 12.30pm Library open before school and break
Wednesday 8am - 1.30pm Library open before school and break
Thursday 8am - 12pm Library open before school and break
Friday   Library closed
Saturday   Library closed
Sunday   Library closed

Resources

There are 20 computers linked to the school server for homework and quiet study as well as printing facilities. Photocopying is also available for 10p a sheet

There is a 30 seat classroom area for homework, reading and timetabled library lessons

The Careers Library offers books, magazines and information on a wide range of topics including higher and further education, universities, employment and apprenticeships.

As well as the quiet study areas available in the library, there is a separate SILENT study area for sixth formers to use throughout the day.


Author Visits and Book Activities

Authors are regularly invited into school to work with students to promote reading, writing and creativity. The library works in association with World Book Day, the School Library Association, ECC School Library Service, Book Trust and many other partners to provide a range of activities and reading opportunities for students.


Student Engagement

We invite students in Years 8 to 11 to assist in the library as Student Librarians, volunteering once a week. Student Librarians help with tidying shelves, preparing books for cataloguing, creating displays and helping to shelve books. Our Library can be extremely busy, so their involvement is much appreciated and helps both students and staff right across the school.

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Book Groups

Students are invited to join our Essex Book Awards Reading Groups, which are held from October to March each year and meet once every two weeks. There are other reading groups which take place throughout the year. Please ask a Librarian for more information.


Royal Society Young People's Book Prize Award

Students at Moulsham High School review books from the 2018 shortlist for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize Award.

Spoiler alert - we chose "Women in Science" by Rachel Ignotofsky as our winner!

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