Northampton primary school unveils new library

From left, Year 5 pupils Arina Korsaka, Mohamed Barry, Emily Dale, Suheb Osman, Ibrahim Abdur-Rahman and Mahmood Suleman in the newly-refurbished library.
From left, Year 5 pupils Arina Korsaka, Mohamed Barry, Emily Dale, Suheb Osman, Ibrahim Abdur-Rahman and Mahmood Suleman in the newly-refurbished library.

Pupils at Castle Academy in Northampton can now enjoy a book in their newly-refurbished school library.

The new library features brand-new books, a storytelling area and a cosy space for quiet reading, as well as audio equipment to listen to audio books in a range of languages.

Photo 2 caption: From left, Emily Dale and Suheb Osman in the new storytelling area.

Photo 2 caption: From left, Emily Dale and Suheb Osman in the new storytelling area.

There is also a fingerprint scanner so children can check out their own books, and the pupils have painted pictures of their favourite book covers to decorate the walls.

Castle Academy principal Lorna Beard said: “Our previous library was quite tired with old books and plain white walls, so we decided to raise some money and contribute some funding from our budget to refurbish it and create this fantastic new space.

“We now have space for small-group working, quiet reading and a wonderful storytelling area, which is my favourite part.

“The children absolutely love their new library and we’re confident this will help to inspire a love of reading in them from a young age.”