The new-look facility has been created to provide “a calm oasis for children to read in”.
The grand opening was attended by children who are the pupil librarians along with their parents and Parent Governors of the school.
Kay Greensmith is a parent governor at the Arnold based school and attended the launch party.
She said, “The room is a lot airier and has a very pleasant environment now. I think that the library will be used a lot more by children, especially because we have a lot of new books available.”
The story books in the library are now organised by author said Kay, “I think that’s a really clever idea because when children find a book they have enjoyed, they can easily find others by the same author.”
Teacher Karen Carpenter (English Lead at Killisick Junior School) is responsible for the transformation in the school’s library.
She said “It was a fairly standard room before with old book cases and was a bit messy and disorganised. We have tried to create a much more positive and cheerful area. To do that I have painted the room and put a mural on one wall, we also have all new bookcases and have just ordered another £1500 worth of books.”
Many of the new books were chosen by pupils and included their favourite subjects, characters and authors and there is also a ‘recommended to read’ area to encourage children to try new titles.
Karen added: “I think it is a much more inspiring place and is very calm. It has become a favourite room with the children and will hopefully inspire them to explore new titles and develop a lifelong love of reading.”
Pupil Zac Rogers (age 11) said “I think it is so much better than before! I think before it felt cramped and small and it was quite difficult for the librarians to do their job. I like that it has a nature theme and there are trees everywhere. It has made it really nice in here and it’s my favourite now.”