Schools library service

Doncaster Library Service to Schools.

Our service inspires a lifelong love of reading, and assists in raising attainment in all areas of the curriculum.

Schools are loaned a collection of books to supplement their own stock, supporting both reading for pleasure and curriculum-based reading. The loan collections are continually updated and our book stock now covers the resources to support the Cornerstones curriculum. Our loan service can be tailored to the requirement of the class topic to provide additional inspiration and opportunities for creativity.

Our Annual Package

  • Exchange Loan Collection - Schools can borrow both fiction and non-fiction through their yearly core allocation of 50 books per class. These books are pre-selected by the Young People’s Librarian and delivered to the school. The option for teachers to select their own choice of books is also available by pre-arrangement.
  • Project Loans - Each Project Loan consists of 25 books tailored to schools’ curriculum requirements. Each school has an allocation of 1 project per term per class.
  • One x 1hr consultation session regarding your school’s library provision/school library.

School can also choose to only have part of the service or adapt the service to fit the needs of their school.

As well as providing resources to schools, the Service also offers the following.

  • Book days- Storytelling and activities
  • Book promotion boxes
  • Literacy workshops to enthuse reading
  • Book groups for reluctant readers
  • Greater depth reading groups
  • Training pupil librarians
  • Working with teachers on the new books available and familiarizing them with new or different authors
  • Talking to parent groups about books and libraries
  • Advice on books and using them to enhance the curriculum

Add-on Services- Transform Your Library

  • Weeding out old and damaged stock
  • Classify non-fiction
  • re-organize your space 

Location and opening hours

The Schools Library Service is located at:

Central Library
Waterdale 
Doncaster DN1 3JE

tel: 01302 737991
email: helen.foster@doncaster.gov.uk

Opening hours are:

Monday: 8.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

Further information

For further information, please contact us: 

Last updated: 18 June 2019 14:36:43