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The library is a well-resourced, vital and thriving part of life at Finham Park and is guaranteed to be very busy during the school day, and also before and after school.
Our overriding aims are to:
- Support students and staff across the curriculum by providing up-to-date and relevant resources for information and research
- Provide a positive working atmosphere which encourages lifelong learning
- Promote the love of reading for pleasure and embrace students' curiosity about the world
All students can use the library during their free time. Breaks and lunchtimes will find them browsing and reading books, magazines or newspapers, playing chess, Scrabble and other word games. Before and after school is the ideal time for students to start or complete homework and the library staff are always on hand to help with research.
The after-school library club is attended by Year 7 and 8 students. They have had opportunities to see authors talking about their work and attended several exciting events during the annual Literally...Coventry Book Festival in June.
We also take a team to the regional heat of the Kids Lit Quiz, which has an international following with competing teams as far away as China, and which has been described by a guest author as "a really good pub quiz without the beer"!.
Sixth form students use the library regularly during their free periods for work and research and we have extra laptops available for them to use in the library. There are 16 single study carrels available in a silent work area as well as numerous work tables in the body of the library.
The after-school library club is attended by Year 7 and 8 students. They have had opportunities to see authors talking about their work and have, recently, each been allocated a sum of money to spend on books for the library during a visit to a local bookshop. Not only have they indulged their love of books but also learned how to budget and calculate percentage discount!
If you're a parent looking for that elusive book to get your child reading or a student wishing to widen your reading horizons try a title from these tailored, recommended booklists (all books available from the school library) or use one of the 'useful websites' links below:
Library Manager: Mr P. Bates
Senior Library Assistant: Mrs C. Webb
Library Assistant: Ms G. Davis