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The Library

At Thorntree we have a well-stocked Library with distinct areas for book storage and borrowing, for children’s learning and for teacher administration and research. 



We have over 4,200 books in our Library, both fiction and non-fiction, so the children have plenty to choose from! The Library is fully computerised and the children are taught to use the Library as they would a public library. 

          The Thorntree Library 1          The Thorntree Library 2

In Year 1, children borrow one book per fortnight. While they are learning how to use the Library and take responsibility for the books that they borrow, they keep their chosen books in a special box in their classroom. In subsequent years, children take their books home. In Year 2, the children can borrow one book per fortnight. In Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 the children can borrow two books per fortnight.

          The Thorntree Library 3          The Thorntree Library 4


- between September 2001 - February 2024 over 55,500 books were borrowed.

- most borrowed non-fiction categories – insects & animals, sport, history, inspirational people and cookery;

- most popular authors & series – J.K Rowling, Roald Dahl, R L Stine (Goosebumps), Francesca Simon (Horrid Henry), Tintin and Jacqueline Wilson.

We welcome donations of good quality children's books, as long as they are in good condition.