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New packages available from the School Library Service

Published Tuesday, 10 March 2020

With increased focus being placed on schools to increase reading for pleasure amongst their pupils, Coventry School Library Service has developed new packages designed to support schools to do this.

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Reading for Pleasure Package includes:

Termly Reading Update Service

25 books delivered at the beginning on each term selected by our specialist librarians from the reading update lists (from the end of the previous term) to add to your school library to keep your fiction collection up to date, relevant and diverse. The books selected will reflect a range of reading abilities and tastes and offer your students a wider choice of reading for pleasure material than just the standard best seller books and celebrity authors.

The cost to the school is £600 per annum and for this the school saves nearly a hundred pounds on the cost of the elements if bought individually as well as having the expert guidance of our specialist education librarians choosing the books for you.

Upgrade to the Silver package and in addition you will receive

3 sets of Book Awards (Primary’s receive What’s the Story, Telling Tales, Hooked on Books and Secondary’s receive Hooked on Books, Simply the Book and Rapid Reads)
The cost to the school for this package is £775 per annum.

Upgrade to the Gold package and in addition you will receive

3 sets of Book Awards (Primary’s receive What’s the Story, Telling Tales, Hooked on Books and Secondary’s receive Hooked on Books, Simply the Book and Rapid Reads)
3 termly up to 1-hour book talks from one of the SLS librarians. This can be used however the school would like. For example, it could be used to do several shorter sessions with year groups or individual classes, or it could be used as staff CPD in an after school meeting or INSET day to give staff a roundup of the books selected and delivered to the school so that they can then cascade it to their classes.  
The cost to the school is £900 per annum.

Library refresh package - Silver

Does your school library need an overhaul, a makeover, a reboot? Then this package is for you. For a set cost that you can fix in your budget we will provide the following.

  • Librarian (and library assistant) in school for 2 days to weed library stock, tidy shelves (put in order), change of layout to make best use of space, furniture and display areas.
  • £1000 RRP's worth of new books added to your library, chosen by SLS Librarians based on their review of the current stock in the library after the weed.

 All of this for only £1500. The school saves £900 on the RRP cost of all the elements included and can be sure that at the end of the process they will have a library that will not only look good but will also be providing more up to date, relevant and diverse books for all of your students to enjoy.

Upgrade to the Gold Package and you will receive

an additional £250 worth of books and all new stock is labelled and catalogued before being sent to the school to be shelved so that no further staff time is required.  
The cost to the school for this package is £2000 per annum and the school saves £1045 on the RRP cost of all the elements included and can be sure that at the end of the process they will have a library that will not only look good but will also be providing more up to date, relevant and diverse books for all of your students to enjoy and the new library will be ready to use without having to find additional staff time.

When purchasing either of the Library Refresh Packages (Silver and Gold) you can also choose to purchase the book add-on.
For every £500 added the school will receive books worth £600 RRP (factoring in the additional costs of protective jackets and selection time) on the silver package and just over £500 worth on the gold package (factoring in the additional costs of protective jackets, labelling, selection time and cataloguing). This gives you the flexibility to increase the spend where budget is available to provide more books for the school library beyond the amount given in either of the Library Refresh Packages allowing SLS to tailor the packages to suit your own school budget.

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