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The Library

Fairfield High School library (Learning Resource Centre)

TEMPORARY ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS

The library is open at lunch and break times for year group 'bubbles' as follows:

ACCELERATED READER - YOU CAN NOW QUIZ AT HOME!

We've put information to help you log on to Renaissance Place from home

BRISTOL TEEN BOOK AWARD

Check out the shortlisted titles, available in your library now. Read the books, vote for your favourite and join us for our very first virtual Bristol Teen Book Award live celebration in February.

BRISTOL ONLINE SERVICES

Run out of books to read at home? Did you know Bristol Libraries have eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines, all available online for you to read at home? Find out about new and existing library memberships here:

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries-archives/coronavirus-library-information

LIBRARY INFORMATION

Accelerated Reader:

All Key Stage 3 students (Y7, Y8 & Y9) take part in the Accelerated Reader programme.

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a software tool used for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. It is proven to raise literacy standards for students of all ages and abilities by motivating students to read more, suitably challenging books.

Students select a book at their individual level, read it at their own pace then take a short quiz to assess how well they have understood it. Feedback based on quiz results helps teachers and librarians to guide each student, to set targets and to direct on-going reading practice.

Accelerated Reader has more than 32,000 quizzes on fiction and non-fiction literature from over 300 publishers.

There are usually 5, 10 or 20 questions in a Reading Practice quiz depending on the length and complexity of the book. Approximately 200 new reading practice quizzes are added to the programme every month.

If you would like to check whether there is an Accelerated Reader quiz before choosing your next book, go to http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Resources:

Books

We have more than 7000 books comprising a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and reference titles.

Computers

We have 17 computers available for students to check emails, complete homework and carry out research during homework club, break and lunchtimes.

Displays and activities

Colourful displays on a range of topical issues are regularly updated to encourage students’ interest and participation. Books and resources on current homework topics are displayed in a dedicated area of the library.

From time to time we have visits from authors and illustrators, who talk about their work or run workshops with our students.

Printer/photocopier

A printer is available in the library for students’ use.

Stationery shop

The library has a small shop selling stationery, calculators and memory sticks.

 

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge