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The Library


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 one member of staff, on hand to help and advise your child.

Our library houses a collection of over eight 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 and The Wars 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. In 2019-2020 we launched the Mini Winter Reading Challenge to keep the pupils reading over the Christmas break.

A highlight of the library year is World Book Day, when some children and staff 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. We will often request an author to participate during an assembly on that day and some year groups will benefit from workshops with them. We will also get Poets in during National Poetry Day.

A computer in the library is available for children to use the library software or research school projects.

Every year the librarian produces reading lists for each year group which are logged onto the library’s management system which can be accessed by both the pupils and the parents.

The library computer system that we use at Hazelwood is AccessIT which can be accessed from home by clicking on the following link Enter the site by clicking on the Guest field on the right hand side and then input your child's library barcode (which they have been given*) in the top field by the person icon, leaving all other fields empty. 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 librarian.

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