The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr Seuss
Arden Library is a warm, welcoming and well used resource accessible to all students and staff. It is used for individual study, research and leisure reading. The Library hosts a large range of lunchtime activities designed to promote and support literacy across the key stages. The Library aims to develop a community of passionate readers and instil a life-long love of reading
The Library caters for a student's needs throughout the Key Stages and offers a range of books and resources to support teaching and learning. It also actively encourages students to become motivated readers by offering a broad range of material. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in their Library via 'Book reviews/recommendations' and 'Comments/Suggestions' - all suggestions are considered.
'Book buzz' is the Library newsletter which includes news, reviews, recommendations and quizzes. To view recent copies, please click on the icons below:
Daily Telegraph recommendations
The Daily Telegraph publishes a list, along with reviews, of some of the best YA novels of the year. Well worth looking at!
How many books can I take out,,,how long do I have them for...what time does the Library open - answers to all of these questions and more can be found here!
Pupils are encouraged to give feedback on the Library set up and also fill out book reviews and recommendations.
New titles are frequently available in the Library. Its worth checking regularly as new ones are being added all the time.
The Reading Challenge has three separate stages; bronze, silver and gold. Details of the recommended books for each stage can be found below:
Subject reading lists
If you would like to read books related to school subjects, each Department has nominated several titles that may be of interest.
A list of the most popular teen reads of the last twelve months is now available.
Websites for teenage readers
If you'd like to visit websites that give you book reviews, author interviews and recommendations - here's a list of sites you may find of interest.