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The Library

1900

Godstowe was founded in 1900

The Library is centrally situated next to Reception. It has seats for 30 girls plus a cosy corner to curl up on a beanbag with a book. It contains more than 7,000 books plus four networked computers for internet access. 

The stock includes a wide range of fiction for all ages and reading abilities, with new titles being purchased regularly. We like to encourage girls to get their information from a variety of sources, so we also make sure that there is an up-to-date choice of non-fiction to support the curriculum and the interests of the girls. In addition we provide a selection of newspapers and magazines.

The Library is fully computerised, using the Alice system.

Our Library is run by a Chartered Librarian, who is devoted to promoting reading across the school and ensuring that all the pupils are also information literate. She fills the library with exciting books and displays, organises book fairs, competitions and book clubs, and provides individual reading advice to all pupils.

Classes have a weekly English lesson in the Library. In these lessons girls take part in activities which introduce them to new authors and genres of fiction, or teach them how to use a library for research. Of course there is time for quiet reading as well.

The Library is open every lunch time for those who wish to change their books, study or read. Supervised prep sessions also take place there after school every day from 4.30 to 6.30pm.

At Godstowe we understand that reading is the key to achieving in all areas of the curriculum. Fiction stimulates the imagination and provides a safe environment to explore new ideas and experiences. A fluent and regular reader develops vocabulary, spelling and written style as well as the ability to concentrate and work alone. 

Because of this our Library is more than just a room full of books.  We try to make it a lively, active place which puts reading firmly at the heart of the school.

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1900

Godstowe was founded in 1900