The main goal of the Hazelwood Library is to foster a love of books which stays with your child for life. The Library is situated at the heart of the school. This well-stocked facility is open every weekday, and we have two members of staff, one of whom is on hand to help and advise your child.
Our library houses a collection of almost six thousand books. Reading flourishes at Hazelwood, and our up-to-date fiction selection reflects this. Non-fiction books cover both the subjects taught throughout the school, and leisure or outside interests such as travel, sport, craft work, horse riding, pet care are also well represented.
There are a variety of reading certificates, and badges for librarianship, which children can earn. Participation is entirely voluntary and is designed to stimulate independent goal-setting. One of these is the Ten-Book Summer Reading Challenge, to encourage reading during the long summer holidays.
A highlight of the library year is World Book Day, when children and staff usually come to school dressed as characters from books. Themes have ranged from "Heroes and Villains” to "Out of this World” and have generated much interest and discussion.
Two computers are available for children to use the library software or research school projects. We also produce reading lists for each year group which are available from Mrs Dymoke or Mrs Wisniewski, our school librarians.
The library computer system that we use
at Hazelwood is the MLS Reading Cloud which can be accessible
from home by clicking on the following link https://www.readingcloud.net/ Once you have clicked on this link you will be taken to the home
page where you will need to input your child's library barcode (which they have
been given*) next to the user name and again next to password. Then in the box
where it states school please add our schools postcode RH8 0QU (noting that the
0 is a zero and not the letter O). Once in you will be able to see what books
your child has out and when it is due to be returned as well as a list of
the books they have already read. You will also have access to the full library
catalogue and can see from this what books we have in the library.
* If your child cannot remember their library barcode or you
would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the