Our library has over 13,000 resources. Equipped with over 30 computers, several newspapers, magazines and of course thousands of books. It is host to author events, competitions, promotions, discussion groups as well as friendly and helpful advice.
It is also where you will likely find, Mrs. Waghorn our Librarian.
The purpose of our library is to not only create a lifelong passion for reading but also to help our pupils become independent learners able to find, interpret and transform information themselves, a skillset they will use throughout their lives.
Years 7 & 8 – Thursday during Tutor time (morning).
Years 9 & 10 – Friday during Tutor time (morning).
Books come in all shapes and sizes and not all books are good or new for that matter. So if you aren’t sure about what to read next, why not take a look at our top picks which we have carefully chosen with you in mind. We’ve selected our top picks for the week, term and year.
“A hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the story of Maverick Carter, Starr’s father, set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give. With his King Lord dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs.
Life’s not perfect, but he’s got everything under control.
Until he finds out he’s a father… Suddenly it’s not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby dependent on him for everything.
So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it.
But when King Lord blood runs through your veins, you don’t get to just walk away.”
A powerful voice, this story will have you gripped!
“Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach?
Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre?
But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival that sees five pupils band together to save their classmates from an alien fate far worse than death.
But whatever happens, they must Never. Ever. Fall asleep!”
The perfect mix of horror, sci-fi, adventure and humour; a highly entertaining read!
The most popular book loaned this term!
When Aster wakes alone on a tropical island, she has no idea what has happened, why she is there, or where to find her younger sister Poppy. Meanwhile, Sam, who once met the sisters on a plane, makes links between the mystery of their disappearance and suspicious happenings in his own life. In a stunning dual narrative, the truth unravels with devastating effect – and the answer lies in the secret underwater world surrounding the desert island, populated by the beautiful and the impossible…
The Most Loaned Book 2018/2019!
Below is a plan of the library, with areas marked, such as Fiction and Non-Fiction. Sixth form books can be identified among the shelves by a circular yellow sticker on the spine in the main school library. You can access the Library catalogue by clicking on the righthand yellow SPS Library link, or via the yellow SPS Library link located in your SPS Net Centre.