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Library - Where we love to read!


Run out of books to read at home?

Library books free access on-line

BorrowBox  gives you free access to a wide range of bestselling ebooks and audiobooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks you need to be a member of Tameside Libraries. If you are not a library member, you can join here, where you will be given a temporary code and 4 digit PIN.

Creating a Borrowbox account is quick and easy; you just need your Library card number (or temporary code, 4 digit PIN and an email address. Simply go to the BorrowBox website and follow the instructions.

Great News!
From 6th July some of the libraries in Tameside are planning on re-opening. Visit the Tameside Libraries Web page for details of where you can go to borrow books.


Welcome to the library web page!

Here you will find lots of things to do with books. There are suggestions of activities to do and if you've run out of books to read, there are links here to take you to a world of on-line books.

Don't forget, if you do a book review or create a book poster or new book cover, take a picture and e-mail it to your class teacher. We'd love to see what you do. Let us know what books you have been reading too.

Check out the exciting new Summer Reading Challenge - The Silly Squad! It looks really exciting.



Summer Reading Challenge


The Reading Agency and Tameside Libraries are excited to introduce Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020; a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.

The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books. It’s fun, friendly and absolutely free!  The challenge runs until September, so there is plenty of time to get on with that reading!

All you have to do is read any 6 books and collect rewards along the way. Tameside Libraries have lots of silly eBook titles that you can borrow for free with your library card.  Follow the links on Tameside Libraries' Reading Challenge Web Page  for full details.

This year for the very first time, you can sign up to a digital challenge. To do this, go to www.sillysquad.org.uk. Remember to ask a grown up, they will need to give permission for you to join.

Let us know when you join in the challenge. Which class will complete the most summer reading challenges?


Book activities to do at home

Here are some ideas to do at home...

Check back for other ideas!




Look what has come out for a read in our very quiet library!

Do you think there are any more mice reading our books while we are away? What great adventures could they be getting up to?

Perhaps you could write some stories about the mice who live in the school library and then send them to your class e-mail, making sure you ask for them to be passed onto Mrs Mather.

Better make sure the mice watch out for the Librarian's cat!


Find out about books and their authors and illustrators, with some great activities too...

BookTrust Home Time


Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with their free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Free Audio Books

Audible have opened up many of their children's books to listen to for free whilst schools are closed. Just go to the web site, click on start listening, choose a book and enjoy.
Mrs Mather has been enjoying listening to The House at Pooh Corner - a favourite from when she was little!


World Book Day

World Book Day may already have happened but the web site still has lots of fun things to do. Take a look...


Walker Bear


Lots of book related activities.

Harry Potter

Find out about the author and illustrators of the Harry Potter books as well as having some fun, including sorting cakes!


Puffin Books


Fun book things to do.

Words for Life


Things for parents and carers as well as children on this site.

Judy Moody


Find out all about Judy Moody and the author and illustrator of the books. Some great 'way-not-boring' stuff too!

Cbeebies Story Time

Loads of stories here...


Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of reading books organised by age. Registration required.




Games, songs and activities.

The World of David Walliams


Find out all about David Walliams' books and do some fun activities too - and do NOT press the big red button!

Michael Rosen


Author Michael Rosen has loads of videos on his web site of him reading his stories and poems. Mrs Mather especially likes We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Jeremy Strong


Lots of stuff relating to Jeremy Strong's books.

Francesca Simon

Find out about the creator of Horrid Henry and visit the Bad Children's Room to listen to a story and find activities to do.


Jez Alborough


Find out about Jez Alborough and his books. Listen to stories and songs and do some fun activities.

Jackanory Junior


Scholastic Kids' Book Club


Lots of information about books and authors as well as loads of fun activities.

Roald Dahl

Love Roald Dahl books? Rumage around this web site to find things to do indoors. Mrs Mather especially likes the look of the Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight

roald dahl

Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Information about the books, the author, Jeff Kinney, and fun activities.



Publisher HarperCollins web site includes fun activities relating to books by some of our favourite authors.

Michael Morpurgo

Find out about Michael Morpurgo and his books. There are some teaching resources here too.


Horrid Henry


Of course Horrid Henry would have to have his own web site!

The British Library

The British Library - Discovering Children's Books pages have books, writing and illustrating activities to do.


Alex Rider


Enter the world of Alex Rider and join in Anthony Horowitz's Spy Story Masterclass.

Seven days of book related events...


Books about Coronavirus

CoronavirusCoronavirus little bear

Listen to a story

Note to parents - Some of these are YouTube links. Whist we have checked the videos we cannot guarantee what other recommendations or adverts YouTube may make while your child is watching. Please make sure you always know what they are viewing on-line.

Bumble Bear

Bible Stories

Note to parents - These are YouTube links. Whist we have checked the videos we cannot guarantee what other recommendations or adverts YouTube may make while your child is watching. Please make sure you always know what they are viewing on-line.

Make a bookmark

Origami bookmark

Have a go at making an origami bookmark - it's really easy as long as you start with a square piece of paper! How many different designs can you come up with? Send a picture to your class e-mail so we can see what you've made.


Bookworm bookmark

How about making a bookworm bookmark. Take a look at these pictures to get some ideas, then create your own. Don't forget to send a picture to your class e-mail.

Review a book



Have you read a book you have really enjoyed? Or were you not so keen on your last book? Either way, why don't you write a book review to tell others about what you have been reading. If you send them in to your class e-mail, maybe we could share them on this page so others can get ideas of what to read next.


Reading Journal

Creating a Reading Journal is a fun and creative way to keep a record of all the wonderful books you have read. It can also give inspiration to others when they are looking for something new to read.

Inside, you can include information about the books you've read as well as pictures you have drawn or other artwork inspired by the book. You could even research some information about the author and put that in.

Take a picture of any journal pages that you create and send them to your class e-mail. Don't forget to ask your teacher to pass the pictures on to Mrs Mather, she would love to see them!

A book in a jar or a book in a box


Remember all of those keyboards and guitars stored in the library? They've all gone, so now there is some space to display your book-related creativity. Why not create a scene from a book in either a box or a jar? Here are a few ideas.

Take a picture of anything you create and send it to your class e-mail. Don't forget to remind your teacher to send it on to Mrs Mather. She would love to see what you have been creating.