At Duke Street we encourage a love of reading and aim to provide the children with many opportunities to read. We encourage the children to read at home both independently and with a parent/carer. Each class has a dedicated time during the week to visit the library. The children are able to select a book from a wide range of fiction or non-fiction texts to enjoy during ERIC (everyone reads in class) time in class. The library is supported by the Lancashire Schools Library service who lend the school a selection of books each year. These complement our own resources and give the children a wide and varied range of books to choose from. Our curriculum is also enhanced by the loan of topic boxes.
Last year all our children had the chance to visit Chorley library to enjoy a reading session and learn more about how a library works. The children really enjoyed this and we aim to take the children again this year.
During the school year we also hold two book sales. These are usually in December and May. The books are usually half price or less and a percentage of the money raised is spent on additional books for the library.