Transforming School Libraries

A successful Learning Commons is an energising environment for a wide range of learning activities. We can help you create an exciting and flexible student-centred space which can become the hub of your school.

Primary School Library Design

We are now the leading supplier of book corners and libraries to primary schools in England. Our fabulous BookSpace range is inventive, practical and fun – and there is nothing like it for engaging children in reading for pleasure.

Modular shelving combines with fun seating and a host of play and interactive features including dens, tunnels and hideaways to create vibrant and exciting places that children want to visit.

Our free design service will help you visualise how to best use your available space to create a child-friendly and stimulating learning environment.

Online courses for teachers

All our knowledge about engaging children in reading has been poured into five short online courses, each one packed with fresh ideas. Select the topic that most interests you from:

  • Getting children talking about books
  • Helping children choose independently
  • Expanding your book knowledge
  • Becoming a reading role model
  • Giving your library a facelift

Every course has a mix of read and reflect with practical ideas to try out in classroom sessions. With online learning you can choose when and where to study and you will also have a personal mentor for support and assessment.

Feedback from course users

The course has given me really great questions to ask my students and I can change them to adapt them for all age groups, I have shared them with other teachers and librarians and also in the classroom. What I liked about Getting children talking about books is that I could immediately use the downloadable resources, it was so easy to decide what was appropriate for different age-groups. I found it really teacher-friendly and easy to work through. Brilliant!

Anita Henry, Early Childhood Library Enrichment
GEMS Academy, Dubai

I am very happy and satisfied with the course on Helping children choose independently. The activities have been very helpful and appropriate for our needs. Everything you explained in each step has helped me to be more creative. I am still practising everything - ideas flow and I can come up with something new every week.

Susan Gavidia, Academia Británica Cuscatleca, El Salvador