Learning Resource Centre

School Librarian: Mrs J. Powell - Welcome to the Learning Resource CentreJacqui Powell   School Librarian

On joining Cove School, students automatically become a member of the School Library.

Students are issued with their an individual ‘PIN’ to give them access to their account.

Students may borrow up to 3 books at a time for a period of 3 weeks; loans may be renewed if necessary.

The library currently holds a catalogue of over 7000 resources including:

Fiction, non-fiction, large print books, Quick-Reads, graphic novels, Dyslexic Friendly print titles and reference books.

The library resources are updated on a regular basis to include new book titles and topical interest resources.

FirstNews weekly newspaper and popular interest magazines are available to read within the library.

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Ebooks: Available to all staff and students, accessed via Quick-links on the Cove School website.

Student Librarians: Students are able to volunteer for break and lunchtime library duties and can work to become a student librarian on completing a short library induction course.

Home Study Club: A dedicated Home Study Club, which is open to all year groups and is fully staffed, is held in the LRC after school; Monday-Thursday 3.05pm-4pm.

The LRC has a computer room within the library. Computers may be used by students during break and lunchtime and also as part of the Home Study Club.

Post 16 Option Information: A wide selection of college prospectuses, Post 16 Option and Further Education information is available for students to collect from the library.

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Events and Activities

The School Library holds a series of exciting and educational events throughout the school year.

World Book Day: Annually in March, we celebrate WBD with activities, competitions, quizzes and events held in the LRC, library and across the school.

The Hampshire Book Award: This is a county event run by Hampshire school library service which we look forward to taking part in every year.

HBA will be open to year 8 students in the Spring term 2021.

Author Visits

We have hosted very successful visits from a wide range of authors including;

Helen Dennis, visited Cove School in March 2020 and gave a series of lively and insightful presentations to students in KS3.

Helen's books include;

River of Ink series and Secret Breakers series

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Bali Rai, whose many books include;

Stay A Little Longer, (Un)arranged Marriage, Old Dog New Tricks, The Harder They Fall

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Nicky Singer, author of many popular children and YA books including;

Island, Feather Boy, The Flask, Knight Crew

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Andy Briggs, author of books including:


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The School Library is a well-used and popular area of the school. 

Pupils are encouraged to use the library and its resources throughout the school day. 

We aim to promote reading for pleasure by offering a friendly, helpful learning environment to all students.

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