Our Library Antares

It's World Book Day this Thursday and there's loads going on to celebrate!

  • Check out our World Book Day Video we had fun making this!

  • Vote for your Author Idol choosing from Alice Oseman, David Walliams, Malorie Blackman, Robin Stevens, Anthony Horowitz and Jonathan Stroud for the top spot – CLICK HERE for the Voting Form

  • Read the outstandingly well-written review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, created by one of our 10s, Caitlin May

  • Get inspiration for your next read from these reading recommendations and listen to talks from amazing authors as well as discussing your favourite books during tutor time

  • Book tokens have gone digital for Secondary schools this year - we'll be emailing with more information soon

Our talented Librarian Mrs Hymas is always working to promote a love of reading and of storytelling, and welcomes everyone to the calm sanctuary of our beautiful Library, Antares.

Now more than ever, it is critical that we help and encourage our young people to nurture a habit of reading for pleasure, that will hopefully become a lifelong love. The benefits of this are so well-proven and range from supporting emotional and mental well-being, to developing empathy, through to building a vocabulary that will give them an edge in the future and support their achievements in all areas of the curriculum.

We use an Online System for our Library, called Accessit, that allows students to browse the library shelves, reserve books, renew loans and post reviews of books they have enjoyed from home or while out and about via their phone.

The well-established and renowned Reigate & Banstead Writes short-story competition is the brain-child of Mrs Hymas, running since 2017 and encouraging young storytellers across the Borough. The 2022 Round is open for entries from 13 October - all details can be found HERE.

Mrs Hymas would be pleased to hear from you with any feedback, requests for information, questions or comments, so please do contact her.

For reading inspiration, browse Mrs Hymas' carefully selected Reading Recommendations, below, which we publish regularly.

Click HERE for our latest Take Ten...