Welcome to Little Ilford School Library

Ms J Showunmi - Librarian

Mrs N Nanu - Library Assistant

We want our school library to be a space that pupils enjoy coming to.  They can use the computers for homework and the tables or soft seating areas for homework, looking at newspapers and magazines or private reading. 

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 7.45am – 3.55pm

Students are welcome to come before school, at break and lunchtime and after school.  (We do get very busy so sometimes we have to limit numbers to stop overcrowding.)

Teachers sometimes also bring classes during lesson times.


Pupils are strongly encouraged to borrow books as reading widely has a positive effect on their studies and general wellbeing.  Each pupil is allowed up to 3 story books and 3 non-fiction. Books are loaned for 2 weeks and may be renewed if they are still required (although not if there is a waiting list). 


Taking responsibility

Pupils are responsible for looking after the items that they borrow.  If an accident happens they will not be in trouble but will be expected to pay for the loss or damage. 


Events and activities

We have a full programme of reading events including author visits. 

A club for Year 7 and 8 meets every Tuesday 3.10 – 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome.

We have other special reading groups meeting at various times throughout the year eg to shadow the Carnegie Medal and other prize shortlists

We have a Staff Book Club

All Year 7 pupils have been given a Reading Journal in which they record their thoughts about what they have been reading.  Prizes are given for the best journals at the end of each term.


Finding a good book

We have a computer catalogue, booklists and book displays to help students find something to interest them.  If the book they want is out on loan they can ask us to reserve it for them when it is returned.  Mrs Showumni is always on hand to give advice and recommendations so please ask her.  She is also interested in any suggestions pupils have regarding new books to add to stock.





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