Library Resource Centre

Welcome to Darland High School Library!

School Librarian: Mrs Donna Adcock

The library is open between 8.30pm and 4.30pm including break and lunchtime and is managed by the school librarian who is available to assist with individual research, group work and recreational reading. It is open to all students to encourage reading for pleasure and promoting independent learning.

We have over six thousand books plus journals, magazines and newspapers and as well as timetabled lessons, students visit individually or in small groups from lessons to enhance their learning experience. The library is an extension of the classroom environment.

Their is a fully networked ICT suite housing thirty computers with internet access. Printing and scanning facilities for coursework and projects etc are also available.

We use a fingerprint recognition system to issue books which is secure and easy to use. Students are entitled to borrow two books at any one time for a period of two weeks. Items may be renewed for a further period provided that they are not required by another borrower

When will my child use the library?

All students in Year 7 and 8 have weekly library lessons.  During this time your child will be taught how to use the library and will be encouraged to read for pleasure.

Students will read and quiz their Accelerated Reader books during their library time.  This will enable them to improve  their reading skills and achieve their Accelerated Reader termly points target.

What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a reading scheme, and is currently being used by our Year 7 and 8 students.

Students read books that are at the right reading level for them.  They then quiz their book in the library as soon as they have finished reading it.  This can even be done in form time, with their form tutor’s permission, or at break, lunch, before or after school.

YOU can track your child’s progress using the ‘Home Connect’ program, which is linked to Accelerated Reader.

To track your child’s reading success, please click on the ‘Home Connect’ link below.

AR HOME CONNECT

Your child will have their AR username and password on their record card located in the library.

 USEFUL LINKS:

AR Book Finder

Renaissance Learning

Accelerated Reader Information Leaflet

Code of Conduct

We remind users of the library that this is a working environment in which ALL users must respect the need of others and do not disrupt the calm atmosphere we aim to maintain. Regretfully the use of mobile phones, MP3 players, food and drink are not permitted.