Presenting the fabulous [insert name] library!
Voting on what to call the school library opening soon!
The teachers and governors had worked hard to create a small library near the reception classroom, but it was decided that a high quality library at the heart of the school would be worth investing in, so the school asked the PTA to help.
The St Cuthbert's School Association (PTA) Lottery payments made in 2022 and the Summer Fair and Footie were ringfenced to help the school to provide a new library space. You raised a fantastic £1,473! Thank you!
The former library, near the reception classroom
The new library was ordered by the school during the 2022 summer term and arrived in September. It would have gone into storage pending payment, so at our November 2022 meeting the PTA committee unanimously voted to fund the full £9,583 for the new bespoke library furniture so that it could be used as soon as possible.
In 2023, the St Cuthbert's School Corby Drive site will be sixty years old, so it is fitting that such a big investment is made in a milestone year. We plan that the [insert name] library will be opened formally, but it makes sense to make full use of it now.
The school contributed more than £5,000 to make the hub space off the Hall ready for installation.
Work began at the end of October is now complete. The school librarians have been working hard to fill the shelves - there were already lots of books! The new library will incorporate the Wellbeing Library that you so generously provided last year. There will also be a dedicated SEN space.
Your support means that our children are already enjoying reading, working and relaxing in this fabulous new literary paradise. They have been suggesting what to call the new library and voting will be open at the school Christmas Fair!
So please come and see the fabulous new library that you made possible and encourage your children to vote for their favourite library name. Children not able to attend the Fair will be able to let their teacher know their preference.
The librarians have been arranging books on bespoke shelving in the new library