Learning Resource Centre
School Librarian: Mrs J. Powell - Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre
On joining Cove School, pupils automatically become a member of the School Library.
Pupils are issued with a library card with their individual ‘PIN’ giving access to their account.
Pupils 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.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.Neil Gaiman
Ebooks: Available to all staff and students, accessed via Quick-links on the Cove School website.
Pupil Librarians: Pupils are able to volunteer for break and lunchtime library duties and can work to become a pupil 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 pupils 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.
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 pupils in the Spring term 2021.
We have hosted very successful visits from a wide range of authors including;
Andy Briggs, author of books including:
Nicky Singer, author of many popular children and YA books including;
Island, Feather Boy, The Flask, Knight Crew
Bali Rai, whose many books include;
Stay A Little Longer, (Un)arranged Marriage, Old Dog New Tricks, The Harder They Fall
In March 2020 Helen Dennis visited Cove and gave a series of lively and insightful presentations to students in KS3.
Helens books include;
River of Ink series and Secret Breakers series
Accelerated Reader KS3
All KS3 students take part in The Accelerated Reader programme, students are tested and issued with their ZPD range they are then able to easily select a suitable Accelerated Reader book from the library-AR books are clearly labelled with an orange AR sticker which has the ZPD level marked.
After each AR book read students sit a short quiz, the aim of the programme is to raise students ZPD range to match their reading age.
Accelerated Reader has proven to be a successful reading tool for Cove school students.
Please click here to find the recommended AR books.
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 pupils.