LIBRARY

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.”

Librarian: Mrs A. Campbell

Opening Times:

8:10am daily
Closed at break-time
1:25-1:48pm Monday-Thursday
3:20-3:45pm Monday-Thursday

The Library is always open during class time

The Williamson Library is a very important and central part of Larne Grammar School. The Library is essentially a quiet place where pupils come to read, study, to work on one of the laptops or to unwind in a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.

Events

Many events and competitions are held throughout the school year aimed at encouraging pupils to read and use the Library.

Calendar of Events

  • September-Roald Dahl Day
  • October-Poetry Week
  • November-Manga Workshop & Murder in the Library
  • December-Mystery Reads
  • January-Exams
  • February- Zombie Workshop
  • March-World Book Day
  • April-Easter Competition
  • May-Manga Workshop
  • June-Exams & Stock-take

Accelerated Reader

Year 8 take part in the Accelerated Reader Programme each year.  This involves identifying their reading age and books that are suitable for them.  They do a quiz on each book that they read and their word count is noted  weekly.  Millionaire Readers receive a certificate and a prize!

Reading Group

Junior Reading Group meets monthly at lunchtime in the School Library. Junior Reading Group is for Years 8-10.  Refreshments are provided. 

Chess Club

Chess Club meets in the Library every Friday at 1:25pm.

Ecilpse Library Catalogue

Staff and pupils are able to see if a required book is available in the Library from any computer within the school by accessing Ecilpse.

  1. Access your “My School” account.
  2. Go to “View All”.
  3. Click “Online Learning” on the left hand side
  4. Double click “Library”.
  5. Logon appears at the top left of your screen. You should be automatically logged on but if not your logon is the same as your computer logon.

Type in the name of the book or author that you wish to source and click on the arrow.

Useful Websites

www.firstnews.co.uk

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

www.newsletter.co.uk

www.larnetimes.co.uk

www.storiesfromtheweb.org

www.thereadingzone.com

www.booktrusted.co.uk

www.fantasticfiction.co.uk

Parent Zone

Pupil Zone

Teacher Zone

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