Welcome to Werneth School Library!

The library is run by Mrs H Taylor: helen.taylor@wernethschool.com

Opening hours:


Before school 8.30-8.40

Breaktime 11:10-11:30

Lunchtime 1:30 - 2:05

After-school until 4pm


Library lessons:

  • Every 2 weeks

  • Choose book(s), read on your own, read together, read in a group, read with a member of staff,reserve books.

  • Booklets containing a variety of texts that link to the wider curriculum.

Social times in the library:

  • Breaktime, lunchtime (open to all years) Read quietly, play chess , access the laptops, Lego.

Why read?

In a nutshell, reading is good for the brain!

The 5 main benefits of reading are:

  • It improves the functioning of the brain- reading is a workout to keep the brain healthy.
  • It improves vocabulary - reading books enriches word power
  • it improves the memory - reading activates the hippocampus area of the brain
  • It improves theory of mind - reading boosts empathy in individuals towards others
  • It improves knowledge

Even Albert Einstein knew  the value of reading:

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

Our resources:


Range of fiction and no fiction texts

Career advice section

Intervention room for Maths and English

Self-help section

Staff library

Revision guides

Copies of dyslexia-friendly texts

New In: Diversity section

LGBTQ, BAME authors and diverse characters:

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Checkmates by Stewart Foster

Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman

Can You see Me? By Libby Scott Rebecca Westcott


Becoming a student librarian


Werneth's library is a busy, vibrant space during opening hours, and the librarian has 10 students to help her to keep the library running smoothly.

Librarians are selected by following an application process. Student librarian posts are advertised, application forms filled in, interviews conducted and 'trial' weeks worked before job posts are filled, just as they would for any job.

Librarians are following an SLA recommended award scheme gaining certificates and awards for completing various tasks. It is not just about issuing and stamping books!

For more information about any of the above, please see Mrs Taylor for more details or email her at helen.taylor@wernethschool.com


Reserve and Read.

Eclipse login https://readingcloud.net/
Eclipse Hosted is our school library catalogue, where you can search for library items, reserve books you want to read, and review books you have read. To review and reserve books, and to see your library loans, you will need a login. Please see Mrs Taylor or your English Teacher. To search for items, just click on the 'search' tab. Once you have clicked on a book you can reserve it and it will be delivered during one of your English lessons.

The IMLS app will let you view your loans, review and reserve library books from the comfort of your own home. This can be downloaded from the App Store. Please see Mrs Taylor or your English teacher for your login details.


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