Welcome to the Library at Cecil Jones Academy
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm and Friday 08.00am to 3.30pm.
The Library resources
The library is run by Miss Lunn. All pupils are welcome to come into the library before the start of academy, lunchtime and after school. The library offers excellent resources to inspire students to enjoy reading, and to support curriculum subjects. All pupils are automatically signed up to the library system and allowed to borrow books for three weeks. The library has 7 computers that can be used to complete homework and a black and white printer. Our resources include over 3000 books, magazines, DVD films, newspapers, and eclipse online library software. Homework support from Miss Lunn is available everyday before and after school.
Accelerated Reading Programme
All year 7s and 8s take part in the Accelerated Reading Programme. Pupils come into the library to read during their English classes and take quizzes based on the books. This programme helps pupils to improve their reading and literacy skills. Small prizes are given to students who score 100 per cent in their quizzes.
Chess and games in the library
Games are popular in the library including chess, kamikaze, (which is the opposite of chess as you have to lose all your pieces to win), draughts, uno, jenga and connect 4. There is a chess and kamikaze ladder. Students can challenge each other and when they win they go up the ladder. Chess tournaments take part regularly.
There are 20 library monitors in total, from all year groups who help with library duties, checking books in and out on the computer system, looking after the library, filing and recommending books to pupils. Library monitors have two duties a week.
After School Clubs
Pupils are encouraged to create and run their own clubs.
Wednesday: Movie Book Club
Thursday : Doctor Who Club
Competitions and treasure hunt
Competitions run regularly and are changed once every half term. A treasure hunt takes place during World Book Day.