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Children have access to our wonderful library once a week at a set time. In this time, children may choose a book that they would like to read for pleasure. This might be a book that is too hard for them at present and so will need to be read to them by an adult at home. It might also be a book that they just really enjoy, even though it is too easy for them. The purpose of this is to foster a love of reading which is vital in education.

When books have been taken out, they can be kept for three weeks, and can be changed or renewed in library time with their class teacher. Alternatively, the library is open every lunchtime from 12:30 where our superb librarian, Mrs Naylor, will support them.

Please could children bring their book to school each day as they may have time for reading for pleasure during lessons.


Every child at MJS has a log in to our Marchwood online library, called Sora, in their study log; it is the same as their google log in. This is available online as a website, or as a free downloadable app on phones or tablets. Here the children can take out eBooks or audio books to read or listen to. This is an excellent resource as it has thousands of books, with many more being added all the time. In particular, the audio books offer children the opportunity to enjoy books that perhaps they would find difficult to read for themselves.