Our library’s mission is to see ‘more people, reading more books, more of the time’. The more you read, the better you will do in every subject, so it’s a really great idea to get into good reading habits right at the beginning the school year.
The library is a friendly place, and everybody is welcome. It is open before and after school, break and lunch every day for you to choose books, read and complete your homework. Anybody can borrow up to four books at a time, and our loan period is two weeks. You won’t be fined for overdue books, and loans are specially extended over school holidays. If you are finding it difficult to find books you will enjoy, talk to your teachers or library staff, and they will be able to help you. If you know what you want to read, but we don’t have those books, let your librarian know and she will get them for you.
The best way to get the most out of the library is to get involved! There are plenty of clubs and activities, plus if you would like to become a school librarian, or have ideas for projects you would like us to run, speak to Mrs Lloyd.
You can access the library catalogue via www.readingcloud.net. Students and staff should use their ID number as their username, and their birthdate as their password in the format ddmmyyyy and then choose ‘Bacon’s College’ from the drop down list.
Scholastic Reading Pro is a programme that helps year 7 students keep track of their reading. You can access Reading Pro by clicking here and use ‘BC’ followed by your student ID number as the username (eg ‘BC1234’) and ‘Password01’ as the password. Every time you finish reading a book, you can complete the quiz for that book. The more quizzes you successfully complete, the higher your ‘words read’ total will be. House totals for ‘words read’ are updated every Monday. If you have any problems using Reading Pro, please talk to the librarian, Mrs Lloyd.
All students can access our school e-library through which they can access books on any internet enabled device. To login, students can visit www.vlebooks.com and enter the following login details:
Organisation ID: bacons
Username: Student ID number
Every lunchtime and open to all
A chance to play games and socialise
Creative Writing Club (open to all years)
Every Monday – 3.00-4.00pm
Writing together and sharing our work in a supportive group.
Carnegie Shadowing Group
Every Thursday - tutor time (Year 7 only)
Reading together and sharing our favourite books.
Follow the group's progress here:
Feminist Book Club
Every Wednesday - 3.00-4.00pm
Discussions informed by weekly readings.
Every day – 3.00-4.00pm
Daily homework support for all students.