The Library

The library is open Monday – Thursday 8.00am - 4pm and Friday – 8.00am – 3.30pm

Halloween Creative Writing Competition

 

The library is running a competition for all you creative writing folk. It’s open to all students, so get your imagination going and enter.  

Your story can be about anything as long as it involves the Halloween season and contains tension and mystery.   More details can be found here.
 
Entry forms can be found at the top right hand side of this page, and entries should be emailed to Mrs Heard rheard01@bucksgfl.org.uk with the subject line Halloween Competition by Monday 31 October.    Winners will be announced in November along with prizes.
 
Good luck!
 

Activities and Facilities

We have numerous games such as chess and scrabble that students can play.

Homework Club is Tuesday and Thursdays 3.20 – 4pm

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The library is open to all clubs so if you would like to start one, do let us know.

We have over 5000 books for all different reading levels and interests in both fiction and non-fiction in which we always try to keep up with curriculum and trends. Mrs Heard and the student librarians are always on hand to help out with recommending titles, finding resources and IT needs.

The library has recently had an upgrade in technology and seating, thanks to parental donations.    We now have 20 new desktop computers, 10 laptops, new comfortable seating, tables and a 100” projector.  These are contributing well for both study and leisure.  As we have regular library lessons across all year groups and curriculum areas, the students now have the facilities to enhance their group work and individual study time.  The soft seating ensures a more relaxed reading area and promotes discussion of books.  Thank you all for generosity.

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Big thanks to the Friends of Misbourne group, who kindly funded our two author events for World Bok Day.   Marcus Alexander came to talk to the whole of Year 7 and led a small group for creative writing. It was a brilliant experience and very lively! More information on his books here: www.whoischarliekeeper.com

Teri Terry gave talks to Years 8 and 9 about dystopian and thriller writing. It was very insightful, especially as they were studying this genre at the time.  Very inspiring and informative.  More information here:  www.teriterry.jimdo.com

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Student librarians work to help other students use the library and to help maintain and promote the area.  Do have a look at our recommended reading lists for age groups to the side of this page or again, ask one of us.

We are an advocate of the Bucks Library Service and we implore you to sign up for free at your local library.  Here you can download e-books and magazines, have access to research resources or just pop in to peruse the physical books. Follow the link to find out more plus it is all free.

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/

Study Skills

Study skills are very important for all years to grasp.  Have a look at the leaflet and get some hints and tips on how studying can work for you.  You will also find useful revision websites and QR codes to help you along the way.

We always want to improve the library service, so any donations of old books or book vouchers will be greatly received. .

If you would like to be a student librarian, join clubs or start one, do let Mrs Heard know.

Happy reading