Many children do not own a single book at home, making school libraries all the more vital. Suzanne O’Connell offers 10 ideas to boost your school’s library space
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More than 1 in 12 children in the UK do not have a single book of their own at home, rising to as many as 1 in 8 disadvantaged pupils and as many as 1 in 5 pupils aged 5 to 8, according to National Literacy Trust research (Picton & Clark, 2023).

As such, making your school library enticing has never been more important. Here are 10 tips for taking a fresh look at your library and ensuring it is a hub within your school.

This article has been published alongside a second piece considering primary schools that do not have a dedicated library space and offering 10 ideas for promoting literacy and reading when you don't have a school library. Find this article here.

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