Learning Resource Centre

Maghull High School Learning Resource Centre and Library

About the Library

Our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) & Library is open at break, lunch and afterschool for pupils and staff.

Open every break time 11.15am to 11.35am with scheduled day for each year:

Year 7 – Thursday break, Year 8 – Friday break, Year 9 – Monday break, Year 10 – Tuesday break and Year 11 – Wednesday break.

Open every lunch time 12.35pm to 1.20pm with scheduled day for each year:

Year 7 – Monday and Friday reading clubs and homework

Year 8 – Tuesday lunch

Year 9 – Wednesday lunch

Year 10 & 11 – Thursday lunch.

Open every day after school from 3.20pm to 4.00pm – all years. 

 Full Maghull High School Library News on the School VLE with all forthcoming events and a link to Accelerated Reading.

•We have IT facilities and pupils can print out (black and white) free of charge.

•We have a fully refurbished library facilities with Accelerated Reading Scheme books for all Year 7, 8 and 9.  Class and higher level for older readers.  

•We now Star test all years from 7 through to 11 on the reading scheme four times annually.  This enables us to establish the reading age of every pupil, to ensure they are receiving the correct intervention to enhance their progress.

•Current Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils have all been enrolled on the Accelerated Reading Programme.  See information documents for parents and link to Accelerated Reader  https://ukhosted16.renlearn.co.uk/1893720/Homeconnect

•Home Connect letters go out to all parents from year 7 to 9. This includes information on how parents can log into the site and view all the books their child has read and look at their results.  There is also a diagnostic report to show how parents can help and promote reading at home.  See link to ‘Guide to Help Parents Understand Accelerated Reader’.

•We have also set up Paired Reading with sixth form pupils.  A number of pupils from year 7 to 9 will be assisted by the sixth form paired readers to encourage and help support them with reading in school.  This has proved really worthwhile and we are getting fabulous results.

•Staff expect pupils to be reading at home and pupils should ensure that they have current reading material from the library for reading lessons.

•Team Challenge for AR reader.  We have Tutor of the Month for the most words read each month for years 7 and 8.

•The Eclipse library system enables pupils to log in via their area to reserve books, write reviews and recommend good books to read. https://u007756.microlibrarian.net

•Revision guide section of classic books for upper years such as Animal Farm, Of Mice and Men and other prescribed texts.

•Thousands of best selling books and graphic novels for all years to loan or pre-order.

•All years can loan books (28 days) at no cost to pupils using their dinner cards.  However small fees may be necessary if overdue notices are ignored.

•School Scholastic Book Fair each November in school gives pupils the chance to help run the book fair as an enterprise scheme and promotes reading for pleasure with great buys available.  This year’s book fair is from Monday 16th November to Friday 20th November 2015 inclusive (see separate section for more detail).  We will be looking to have a famous illustrator, Curtis Jobling, to open the book fair.

•Donate a book scheme runs each January/February.  This has proved a huge success and thanks to all those pupils and staff that kindly donated books.

•DVD and CD hire at a cost of £2.00 per week is now available.

•Magazine and game sections for pupils to use in the quiet seating areas of the library.

•Friday Reading Club – Each Friday lunchtime we will be starting another popular book read with staff and pupils.    All lower school pupils welcome.

•Year 7 Book Buzz.  This scheme gives year 7 pupils a FREE book of their choice to read in class and then follow up with a book review and questionnaire

•Author book signing events – we have recently had a Charlie Higson event trip to the Atkinson at Southport.  These are great opportunity for the pupils to meet and greet authors, ask questions and purchase signed books from the author.

•C2C book leaflets termly.  We run a book club whereby all pupils can see and purchase the latest books at discounted prices.  Please order through Mrs Christian in the Library.

•We have had large number of pupils using the facilities each day and it is a well used resource, however some rules have had to be made to protect the equipment and we would kindly remind everyone to adhere to these as follows:

1) NO food or drink to be consumed in the LRC at breaks and lunches (have your food in the canteen beforehand).

2)All books loaned to be returned by the specific date (otherwise small fines will be incurred if overdue notices are ignored).

3)All areas and staff to be respected and any broken equipment to be reported immediately to Mrs Christian.

4)All students to sign in on arrival.

World Book Day Activities

World Book Day is 3rd March 2016.  

We will give out the World Book Day vouchers as these have been very much appreciated in the past.

See link for other ideas of World Book Day www.worldbookday.com

Listening Books

We have recently purchased a number of memberships for Listening Books which will benefit a number of pupils who would otherwise struggle to access books.  These will be available on-line through the LRC/Library and a rota for downloading these books will be set up.

For more details please see the following website:


What is Downloadable?

Downloadable is Listening Books' audiobook download service which is available to all members. Our members can choose from thousands of audiobooks to download to PCs, iPods or a large selection of portable devices.

This means that members can listen to audiobooks on the go. Hundreds of the audiobooks we offer are also Mac compatible.

Leisure and non-fiction titles are available for both adults and children and members can download at least 2 different audiobooks at any one time, and choose their own lending period.

With our online service there is no need to worry about breakage, loss or waiting for delivery of titles as audiobooks are automatically returned. It's easy to use and full instructions are included in members' welcome packs. Our friendly library team are on hand should you require any assistance.

Local Library Reading Group

Maghull Starbooks: A reading group for young people aged 10-13, everyone is welcome. Members will be challenged to read a wide variety of books and look at other aspects of publishing: newspapers, magazines, book jacket design, reviews, book and author websites. This group meets at Maghull Library once a month. New members are always welcome.  Click on the link below to find out more about local facilities at the Meadows:

Maghull Library

Telephone     0151 288 6727

Hall Lane,


L31 7BB.


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