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The School Library

During the week each class has a dedicated library session, during which they are encouraged to select new books and talk about what they are reading.  The emphasis is on reading for pleasure as we believe that reading is something that we can all enjoy.  As well as the regular weekly sessions (see below for the timetable), we also organise events such as book fairs, book swaps, storytelling sessions and activities related to World Book Day.

Library Timetable 2018/2019

  • Monday – Year 4 
  • Tuesday – Year 2 and Year 6
  • Wednesday – Year 1
  • Thursday – Year 3 and Year 5
  • Friday – Reception

The final library session of the term will be Thursday 4th April. Library sessions will restart on Tuesday 23rd April.

After school library session for KS1 – Mondays 3.30 – 4pm. Mrs Turner will be in the library so that all KS1 children can read, borrow and return books and use the library computer. All children need to be accompanied by a parent please. The final KS1 after school session of the term will be Monday 1st April. Sessions will restart on Monday 29th April. 

Lunchtime session for KS2 – Monday lunchtimes. Mrs Turner will be in the library so that Y3-Y6 can read books, borrow and return books and use the library computer. The final KS2 lunchtime session of the term will be Monday 1st April. Sessions will restart on Monday 29th April. 

Recent author visits

We are delighted to have welcomed the following fabulous authors to Bathwick St Mary this term:

  • Carina Axelsson on Thursday 31st January to talk to Years 4 and 6 about her new book Royal Rebel 
  • Jasbinder Bilan on Monday 4th February to talk to Years 4 and 5 about her debut novel Asha and the Spirit Bird
  • Years 5 and 6 also enjoyed an inspiring trip to Frome in February to see the brilliant authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Nicki Thornton and Maz Evans. Many thanks to Bath Festivals and The Little Things Magazine for organising this free event. 

World Book Day

Thank you to everyone who supported a wonderful World Book Day whether by dressing up as your favourite book character, supporting the Travelling Book Fair or entering the favourite word competition. We had a fabulous time celebrating reading with Fleur Hitchcock. Every class was able to spend time with her and ask questions about what life is like as an author.

Watch this space for photographs of some of the amazing costumes!

Junior Librarian


The school library is catalogued and run using Junior Librarian, allowing the children to search, browse and review the books in the Library. This enhances the way children can use the Library and share books they have enjoyed. Please visit http://u020976.microlibrarian.net to search the library. 


Key dates and useful websites for book lovers (some of these are a great place to start looking for new reading inspiration):

World Book Day | Thursday March 7th 2019

National Poetry Day | Thursday October 3rd 2019

Book Trust | a really useful source of information about books, including the Book Trust BookFinder.

Love Reading 4 Kids or Good Reads | both good for peer reviews and recommendations

Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal | annual awards for children’s writers which lists all the previous winners

Blue Peter Book Awards 

Library Newsletters

The library issues a regular newsletter to keep parents informed. Take a look at recent newsletters:

January 2019

May 2018

September 2017

April 2017

If you have any questions about the library or would like to get involved, please email Clare Turner on Librarian@bsm.bwmat.org

If you are having a clear out of your books at home, we always welcome donations of books for the library. Please just drop these into the school office.
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