Literacy, Books and Reading Team for Schools

Supporting reading for pleasure in schools

The Literacy, Books and Reading Team for Schools is replacing the Schools Library Service. We support your students’ reading for pleasure through resource loans and expert advice.

We offer a fully supported service where we choose resources for you, or you can choose your own resources with our self-service option.

School students with books

Castle artefacts and books

Curriculum support

Book and resource loans, guided and group reading sets, artefact loans, KS5 class library cards, dual and foreign language for EAL learners, large print titles.

Staff training and CPD

Book support groups, primary staff forums, county training days and secondary librarian meetings.

Advisory librarian support

Our advisory librarians bring over 80 years experience to library design and layout support, computer system set up, skills sessions with students and more.

Awards and events

Book mastermind, book promotion events, author visits and Reading Stars award.

Matt Shenton

Literacy ambassador

Matt Shenton works with schools, statutory and voluntary organisations and other interested parties to promote reading for pleasure and the importance of literacy to young people.