“If you don’t read, you don’t succeed; so take a look and read a book”

My name is Sarah Dunne and I started working in the Library in September 2015. I have the knowledge and experience of working in Dartford Library for 5 years, which has helped me ease myself into this new role, which I really enjoy. I hope you find this page useful with lots of information and latest news.

If there is a book you would like to borrow and we don’t have it in the library, please let Mrs Dunne know and she will put it on her purchase list!

We have lots of new stock in especially for students who have dyslexia or struggle to read. Please see Mrs Dunne for help with finding the right book!

Most popular book borrowed

World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon

Tom Gates is constantly dominating the most popular book, this hasn’t left the top spot all year! If you like these types of books try:

  • Middle School by James Patterson
  • Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
  • Barry Loser by Jim Smith

Accelerated Reader Programme

The programme is designed to help track and monitor student’s reading ages throughout the school year and provide interventions strategies, where appropriate. The programme starts with a test, which determines what their reading range will be (or book level) based on their comprehension of vocabulary (example 4.2 – 4.7). The Leigh library has books for all levels and are clearly marked with a blue sticker on the spine to show the book level. Once they have read a book, they then take a quiz on their ipad/computer for each book. Progression to higher level is dependant upon their success in the quiz.

Students will be tested throughout the school year in order to keep track of progress and to put any interventions in place where necessary.