Hello, and welcome to the school library.
In the NGA library, we have a collection of fiction and non-fiction books for pupils to borrow and take home to read, as well as magazines and games for your child to use in school. Our fiction section is organised by genre and the non-fiction section is arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System.
The library is open to all pupils at break and lunchtimes for quiet reading, quiet study, completing homework, browsing the shelves, borrowing and returning books. We have tables to study, as well as comfy chairs and sofas for relaxing reading. We also have a selection of board and card games that may be used in their break times. Mrs Allsopp is always on hand for any queries or to help.
We also have colourful, stimulating and continuously changing displays representing events and information in the library.
We hold a "Tuesday Chat" book club on Tuesday lunch time for those who want to chat and review the books they are reading. Every year we celebrate World Book Day across the school with a variety of activities including quizzes and participate in the Carnegie Book Award.
All pupils are issued with a library sticker for their planners when they arrive at NGA which contains a unique barcode for them. They can use their barcode when they borrow books and renew books, as well as using it to browse the online library catalogue which contains details of all the books in the library, and they are able to reserve books too.
Full details are on this are on the library Teams page, however, access to the online library catalogue can also be accessed here:
The library is open from 8am, during break time, lunchtime and after school until 4pm (note: the library is not opened after school on Fridays).