Library Opening Times

Tuesday            Year 2 and Year 3

Wednesday      Year R and Year 1

Thursday          Year 4 and Year 6

Friday                Year 5


An adult will be present during these times.

The library is also open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes for children to use the library to return and borrow books. During these times the pupil librarians will be available to the children.

The library is also open for parents/carers on a Monday and Thursday afternoon from 2.30pm to borrow books for their children.

Outside these times, library books can be returned by placing them in the green box on the librarian desk, in the library.


The current Librarian is Mr T Moon.

Pupil Librarians

The library team are responsible for issuing, checking returns and generally keeping the library tidy and a welcoming place. The librarians are: Joe Atkinson, Indiah-Rose McKay, Grace Vearncombe, Summer Allen and Hope Tidy.

We have a parent helper as well: Mrs Midgley.

Wish List

We are introducing a wish list. This will hang outside the library so you can write or your child can write any books you/they feel it may be good to have in the library. We will then periodically review and make attempts to source.

Issuing and returning Books

To manage the library we use a system called Libresoft.

The school appreciates the prompt return of any books borrowed. Books can be loaned for a period up to 14 days (2 weeks), though can be shorter or longer if needed. Children can borrow up to 2 books, either fiction or non-fiction. Books which remain overdue will prevent the issuing of further books until they returned or replaced. Books which are not returned with 14 days will start the overdue book process.  

School Library Service

Shipton Bellinger Primary School subscribes to Hampshire Schools Library Service (SLS). As part of this, a `Book Exchange` of two hundred books, takes place twice a year, which replenishes and updates our library stock.  

The SLS subscription also offers advisory services, which includes a stock audit. This ensures the library has a well-balanced, up-to-date selection of stock which is suited to the needs of the children and school community.

Many additional books have been obtained through the donation from parents, pupils and teachers as well as from monies donated by Friends Of Shipton, as well as regular book fairs held in the school. 

Book donations

The library welcomes the donation of books, in good condition and appropriate  content to include in the library. Please refer to the wish list outside the library to get an ideas of the reading material the children are keen to see in the library.




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