The School Library

Welcome to our School Library!

Library Opening Hours

Library Lunchtime Timetable, Autumn 2023

Monday Year 3 & 4

Tuesday Year 2 & 5

Wednesday - closed for Year 5&6 Book Club

Thursday Year 1 - alternating classes

Year 6 may visit the library on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes

After School Opening

Mrs Smart opens the school every Thursday from 3.15 until 4pm to allow parents to visit with their children. All Holly Lodge pupils are automatically enrolled in the library. We are also able to register pre-school siblings, to allow for family visits. Pop in to help them choose a book to share, or ask questions and get support with reading for pleasure.


This website has a wealth of excellent books for all ages. If you do purchase for your child, please don't forget to nominate Holly Lodge to received your points. We use these to purchase new books for the library to keep the collection up tp date and exciting for the children.

Amazon Wish List

Many of the children come to the library looking for specific books which reflect their interests. When we don't have quite the right thing for them, we add the items to our Wishlist. If you are able to support the school by making a purchase, please click the link. We are happy to place a commemorative book plate inside the book for each donation. 

Perhaps you could mark your child's birthday or a special occasion, say thank you to the school, purchase a book in memory of someone special. If you are doing a bit of Christmas shopping online why not add a book to your Amazon basket. Whatever the reason, purchasing a book from this list will enable many children to enjoy it. The link to our wish list is here:

If the book is available as a good quality second-hand copy, we are more than happy to accept these, but Amazon are unable to deliver directly to us. In this case, if you're happy to have them delivered to you, please drop them to the office with your contact details so that we can still make the book plate. Alternatively, if you regularly purchase books for your child and can donate them to school when you have finished with them, we are always happy to accept donations of good quality used books which are shared between classrooms and the library.

 Photo Donation


Libresoft is the software package that we use to manage the loans and returns to the school library. Please look out for reminder emails which we will send out for books more than four weeks overdue.

Had a disaster and the new puppy has eaten a library book? Did the dreaded water bottle leak all over your child's library books? Please get in touch. We are happy to accept good quality second hand copies as replacements or £6 cash per book towards the cost, in a named envelope to the school office.

If children have an overdue book we will remind them in class before sending a reminder home. If there is a problem or you believe an error has been made, please email so that we can get it resolved quickly. Please note children will be unable to borrow new books until overdue ones are returned or replaced.


The Holly Lodge video story library can be viewed here


The Reading Agency have lots of links to ideas, resources and tips, just visit:

The Open University have a brilliant website with lots of Reading for Pleasure hints and tips.


If you have any questions for the library please email them to :


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