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Lovely to see the splendid library heaving at break times.
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The Library, a large open space, housing over 7000 books is designed to encourage, develop and support the love of books and reading.

The Library is a busy, vibrant place with colourful displays promoting author visits, books and special events which encourage a passion for reading.

Ample choices of texts across a variety of genres are readily available, including classic fiction novels, short reads and short story collections, graphic novels and anthologies, and are suitable for a wide range of reading abilities. New publications and magazines arrive regularly and excellent film versions of many famous books are available. The extensive range of fiction and non-fiction supports the school curriculum, taking note of subjects studied by each year group. Reading is promoted strongly at Shrewsbury House with our 'Author of the Month' initiative and this is supported by regular author visits and an annual trip to the Roald Dahl museum. Visits have included those by John Boyne, Gary Northfield and D D Everest. It is not unusual for other local schools to attend these talks and we were delighted to accept a reciprocal visit to Hinchley Wood School, to hear a talk by children's author Dan Freedman. Library lessons provide an opportunity to listen to recommendations from peers, teachers and the librarian, with time for quiet reading and a chance to change their books.

The librarian monitors what books the boys are reading, providing encouragement as well as recommending new authors or genres. The younger years enjoy an allocated library lesson each week. The Library is open during break and lunchtime for the boys to enjoy. Recommended reading lists for each individual year group are accessible through the Shrewsbury House Virtual Learning Environment.

The Library plays an active part in everyday life at SHS and has something for everyone!

Mrs. H. Thorowgood,

Library Cert Librarian 

Lovely to see the splendid library heaving at break times.
Good Schools Guide
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